THE DEMAND FOR NEIGHBORHOOD MEDICAL CARE
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The author examines the determinants of the demand for medical care in the aggregate, paying particular attention to the roles of health, insurance, education and social benefits. The demand for neighborhood medical care is subsequently considered. Some of the hypothesized determinants of neighborhood demand are then tested empirically. The statistical analysis considers an entire population--the residents of a housing project for the elderly in which a clinic was established. Determinants of whether or not people use the clinic are analyzed in Chi-Square tests and a dummy variable multiple regression analysis is performed. Some evidence from other clinics is also examined.
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