Does unmet health care lead to poorer health outcomes?

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Title: Does unmet health care lead to poorer health outcomes?
Authors: Bataineh, Hana
Devlin, Rose Anne
Barham, Vicky
Date: 2018
Abstract: Using the National Population Health Survey, a nationally representative longitudinal data set spanning 16 years, we analyze if the presence of perceived unmet health-care (UHC) needs affects health outcomes paying close attention to the potential endogeneity of this problem. Five different health-related outcomes are examined. We find clear and robust evidence that the presence of UHC either two-years previously or anytime in the past, affects negatively the current health of the individual – controlling for a host of other influences. The age of the individual does not affect this relationship.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/40330
CollectionÉconomie - Publications // Economics - Working Papers
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