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Health Facility Characteristics and the Decision to Seek Care

Citation

Jensen, Eric R. & Stewart, John F. (2003). Health Facility Characteristics and the Decision to Seek Care. Journal of Development Studies, 40(1), 79-100.

Abstract

Utilisation of healthcare facilities is low in many developing areas. One possible explanation is that treatment costs, in time or money, are high. Another is that parents perceive treatment benefits to be low. We combine Philippines DHS data with a subsequent facilities survey in order to examine these issues with respect to treatment for respiratory infections and diarrhoea in young children. Controlling statistically for the selectivity of the initiating illness, we find that the staffing level of nearby health facilities is a determinant of the probability that parents take their ill children for curative care.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1080/00220380412331293677

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Development Studies

Author(s)

Jensen, Eric R.
Stewart, John F.

Year Published

2003

Volume Number

40

Issue Number

1

Pages

79-100

Reference ID

2240