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Article: Waiting time and doctor shopping in a mixed medical economy

TitleWaiting time and doctor shopping in a mixed medical economy
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/5749
Citation
Health Economics, 2004, v. 13 n. 11, p. 1137-1144 How to Cite?
AbstractWaiting time generally acts as a rationing mechanism in the public health care system. In theory, patients who have a higher valuation of time are more likely to seek alternative care (i.e. doctor shopping) if there is a parallel private sector than those who have weaker time preference. However, the existing settings of many health care systems do not allow patients to reveal their preference of such. The data presented in this study suggest a positive association between patients' expressed value of time and doctor shopping behaviour in Hong Kong. Patients who were assigned longer waiting times relative to their expected horizon were more likely to seek private alternative care. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86494
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.151
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.364
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, GMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcGhee, SMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, JMen_HK
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dc.description.abstractWaiting time generally acts as a rationing mechanism in the public health care system. In theory, patients who have a higher valuation of time are more likely to seek alternative care (i.e. doctor shopping) if there is a parallel private sector than those who have weaker time preference. However, the existing settings of many health care systems do not allow patients to reveal their preference of such. The data presented in this study suggest a positive association between patients' expressed value of time and doctor shopping behaviour in Hong Kong. Patients who were assigned longer waiting times relative to their expected horizon were more likely to seek private alternative care. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.en_HK
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dc.rightsHealth Economics. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
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dc.subject.meshAttitude to Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshFinancing, Personalen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Researchen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
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dc.subject.meshPrivate Sector - economics - utilizationen_HK
dc.subject.meshPublic Sector - economics - utilizationen_HK
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen_HK
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshValue of Life - economicsen_HK
dc.subject.meshWaiting Listsen_HK
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