Doctors and parents' health care
- Oosterbeek, Hessel (University of Amsterdam)
AbstractTo assess the importance of unequal access to medical expertise and services, we estimate the causal effects of having a child who is a doctor on parents' mortality and health care use. We use data from parents of almost 22,000 participants in admission lotteries to medical school in the Netherlands. Our findings indicate that informal access to medical expertise and services is not an important cause of differences in health care use and mortality. This is consistent with institutions that provide equal health care for all.
Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-05-15