Who has a clue to preventing the flu? Unravelling supply and demand effects on the take-up of influenza vaccinations.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_D9604233116C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Who has a clue to preventing the flu? Unravelling supply and demand effects on the take-up of influenza vaccinations.
Journal
Journal of health economics
Author(s)
Maurer J.
ISSN
0167-6296 (Print)
ISSN-L
0167-6296
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2009
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
28
Number
3
Pages
704-717
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Influenza is a serious disease, especially for older people, and incomplete vaccination take-up poses a major public health challenge. On both the side of physicians and patients, there could be promising channels for increasing immunization rates, but no attempt has yet been made to empirically unravel their respective influences. Using exclusion restrictions implied by an economic model of physician-patient interactions, our study quantifies the particular effects of supply and demand on influenza immunization. On the supply side, our estimates highlight the importance of physician agency and physician quality, while a patient's education and health behaviors are key demand side factors.

Keywords
Adult, Algorithms, Female, Germany, Humans, Immunization Programs/utilization, Influenza Vaccines/supply & distribution, Influenza, Human/prevention & control, Male, Models, Theoretical
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Web of science
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