Quotation Bilger, Marcel, Chaze, Jean-Paul. 2008. What Drives Individual Health Expenditure in Switzerland? Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics. 144 337-358.




The explanatory factors of individual healthcare consumption are studied by means of healthcare expenditures from the 2000–2005 Swiss Household Income and Expenditure Survey (SHIES). In order to tackle the issues of large number of null expenditures and skewed distribution of positive outcomes, the family of Box-Cox censoring models (Chaze, 2005) is applied. The results show that the use of SHIES data makes it possible to reveal many important factors of individual healthcare consumption, and that the role played by healthcare supply density variables is consistent with the theory of induced demand.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics
Language English
Title What Drives Individual Health Expenditure in Switzerland?
Volume 144
Year 2008
Page from 337
Page to 358
URL http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/BF03399258.pdf
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf03399258
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://sjes.springeropen.com/articles/10.1007/BF03399258


Bilger, Marcel (Details)
Chaze, Jean-Paul (Université de Genève, Switzerland)
Health Economics and Policy Group AB (Details)
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