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Title: ACCESSING AUSTRALIANS' HEALTHCARE UTILISATION BY COUNT REGRESSION
Authors: TSOI YUET YAN
Keywords: Ageing population
Healthcare expenditure
Poisson
Negative Binomial
Quantile Regression
Counts
Doctor visits
Issue Date: 2-Nov-2020
Citation: TSOI YUET YAN (2020-11-02). ACCESSING AUSTRALIANS' HEALTHCARE UTILISATION BY COUNT REGRESSION. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The rise in healthcare expenditure in recent years has ignited debates of whether an ageing population has caused such a rise or are other factors in play as well. This thesis examines the effect of healthcare expenditure on the utilisation and accessibility of healthcare for the elderly. We use Poisson and Negative Binomial regression as analytical tools to examine if increasing healthcare expenditure leads to an increase in healthcare for female elderly in Australia. We analyse the age effect and cohort effect and find evident that the association between healthcare expenses and mean doctor visits varies between age groups and cohorts. We also employ Quantile regression to check effects of healthcare expenses on the conditional quantiles of health users with respect to location and scale shifts in the conditional distribution of doctor visits. Our findings show that increasing healthcare expenditure reduces the disparity in healthcare utilisation.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/192030
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