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Illness reporting and demand for medical care in rural Burkina Faso
Heidelberg University, Germany.
2010 (English)In: Social Science and Medicine, ISSN 0277-9536, E-ISSN 1873-5347, Vol. 70, no 11, 1693-1700 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The issue of illness reporting in modelling demand for health care in low- and middle-income countries can be handled according to either of two conceptually-different constructs: (a) considering illness reporting behaviour as endogenous to demand; or (b) considering demand itself as the outcome of a sample selection phenomenon. In this paper, we take the second viewpoint and estimate the demand for medical care with an estimator that uses Heckman-type. Empirical estimates based on household survey data from rural Burkina Faso suggest that there are some implications of illness reporting behaviour for modelling the demand for medical care.

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2010. Vol. 70, no 11, 1693-1700 p.
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Demand; Health care; Sample selection; Heckman; Burkina Faso; Rural
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39854DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.02.002PubMedID: 20299143OAI: diva2:396614
Available from: 2011-02-10 Created: 2011-02-10 Last updated: 2011-03-24Bibliographically approved

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