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Does unmet health care lead to poorer health outcomes?

Hana Bataineh (), Rose Anne Devlin () and Vicky Barham ()
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Hana Bataineh: University of Ottawa, ON, Canada
Vicky Barham: University of Ottawa, ON, Canada

No 1803E, Working Papers from University of Ottawa, Department of Economics

Abstract: Using the National Population Health Survey, a nationally representative longitudinal data set spanning 16 years, we analyze if the presence of perceived unmet health-care (UHC) needs affects health outcomes paying close attention to the potential endogeneity of this problem. Five different health-related outcomes are examined. We find clear and robust evidence that the presence of UHC either two-years previously or anytime in the past, affects negatively the current health of the individual – controlling for a host of other influences. The age of the individual does not affect this relationship.

Keywords: Unmet health care; health outcomes; instrumental variables; medication use. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 I12 I19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
Date: 2018
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