Supply capacity and waiting times in primary care
AffiliationMelbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Document TypePhD thesis
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2018 Dr. Megha Swami
Achieving timely access to primary care has become a central challenge for health systems around the world. However, there is very limited understanding of how supply capacity of primary health care providers and supply-side policy interventions affect how long patients have to wait for receiving primary care. This thesis provides new empirical evidence on the impact of GPs, nurses and incentive schemes on waiting times in primary care. In doing so it makes an important contribution to the waiting time literature and provides vital evidence for primary care policy development and workforce planning.
Keywordsprimary care; waiting times; labor supply; fixed effects; Instrumental Variable model; difference-in-differences; MABEL Survey
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