What determines influenza vaccination take‐up of elderly Europeans?
Hendrik Schmitz () and
Ansgar Wübker ()
Health Economics, 2011, vol. 20, issue 11, 1281-1297
We analyse the determinants of influenza vaccination take‐up of Europeans above the age of 50 years using the first two waves of the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement (SHARE). Using quality‐of‐care indicators, special emphasis is put on the measurement and the impact of physician quality. We find that age, health status, lifestyle, labour‐force status, and the family structure are important determinants of the decision to get a flu shot. Physician quality, as measured by four indicators, also positively affects the probability of getting a flu shot. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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