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The Great Recession in Portugal: Impact on hospital care use

Julian Perelman, Sónia Félix and Rui Santana

Health Policy, 2015, vol. 119, issue 3, 307-315

Abstract: The Great Recession started in Portugal in 2009, coupled with severe austerity. This study examines its impact on hospital care utilization, interpreted as caused by demand-side effects (related to variations in population income and health) and supply-side effects (related to hospitals’ tighter budgets and reduced capacity).

Keywords: Recession; Austerity; Healthcare use; Portugal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.12.015

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