Health Economics Letter
LEARNING HEALTHY BEHAVIOR? THE IMPACT OF TRAINING IN HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS ON LIFESTYLES
Article first published online: 11 OCT 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 21, Issue 11, pages 1382–1385, November 2012
How to Cite
Bessey, D. (2012), LEARNING HEALTHY BEHAVIOR? THE IMPACT OF TRAINING IN HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS ON LIFESTYLES. Health Econ., 21: 1382–1385. doi: 10.1002/hec.1800
- Issue published online: 2 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 11 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 25 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Received: 20 MAY 2010
- health production;
This paper analyzes the empirical relationship between health knowledge and the probability of adopting the lifestyles known as the ‘Alameda Seven’. I test whether having accumulated such knowledge during training in a healthcare profession changes individual lifestyles using the Swiss Health Survey. The results suggest that there are indeed effects of health knowledge on smoking for university graduates and on alcohol consumption and eating behavior for graduates of both university level and vocational medical training programs. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.