Hospital Proximity and Mortality in Australia
23 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2018
Date Written: August 5, 2018
It is intuitive that proximity to hospitals can only improve the chances of survival from a range of medical conditions. This study examines the empirical evidence for this assertion, based on Australian data. While hospital proximity might serve as a proxy for other factors, such as indigenity, income, wealth or geography, the evidence suggests that proximity provides the most direct link to these factors. And as it turns out, a very statistically significant one which transcends economies.
Keywords: hospital proximity, Australian Regional mortality, heteroscedasticity
JEL Classification: I1,I11, R11
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