Modeling Interregional Patient Mobility: Theory and Evidence from Spatially Explicit Data

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Modeling Interregional Patient Mobility: Theory and Evidence from Spatially Explicit Data. / Irlacher, Michael; Pennerstorfer, Dieter; Renner, Anna Theresa et al.

In: International Economic Review, Vol. 64, No. 4, 11.2023, p. 1493-1532.

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Irlacher M, Pennerstorfer D, Renner AT, Unger F. Modeling Interregional Patient Mobility: Theory and Evidence from Spatially Explicit Data. International Economic Review. 2023 Nov;64(4):1493-1532. doi: 10.1111/iere.12635

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abstract = "This article provides theory and evidence on the spatial determinants of regional patient flows. We develop a theoretical model that explains a patient's choice to consult a general practitioner by a measure of spatial accessibility. We empirically test this gravity-type model using regional patient flows and detailed data on the spatial distribution of residents and physicians in Austria. Our measure of spatial accessibility is a crucial determinant of patient flows that substantially increases the explanatory power of regular gravity models. Counterfactual simulations show heterogeneous effects of exiting physicians on health-care accessibility and patient mobility.",
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