Determinants of Pediatric Care Utilization

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Ann D. Colle

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Michael Grossman

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), NY Office; CUNY The Graduate Center - Department of Economics

Date Written: April 1979

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to understand the determinants of utilization of pediatric care -- care rendered to children by all physicians. Multivariate techniques are employed to examine four measures of pediatric care utilization in a national sample of children between the ages of 1 and 5. These measures are the probability of contacting a physician within the past year, the probability of obtaining a preventive physical examination within the past year, the number of office visits to physicians in private practice by children with positive visits, and the average quality of these visits.

Suggested Citation

Colle, Ann D. and Grossman, Michael, Determinants of Pediatric Care Utilization (April 1979). NBER Working Paper No. w0240. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=260432

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