WAITING TIMES AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS. EVIDENCE FROM NORWAY
Article first published online: 25 JAN 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 23, Issue 1, pages 93–107, January 2014
How to Cite
Kaarboe, O. and Carlsen, F. (2014), WAITING TIMES AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS. EVIDENCE FROM NORWAY. Health Econ., 23: 93–107. doi: 10.1002/hec.2904
- Issue published online: 16 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 25 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 22 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Received: 29 NOV 2010
- waiting time;
- socioeconomic status;
- administrative data
We investigate whether socioeconomic status, measured by income and education, affects waiting time when controls for severity and hospital-specific conditions are included. We also examine which aspects of the hospital supply (attachment to local hospital, traveling time, or choice of hospital) matter most for unequal treatment of different socioeconomic groups. The study uses administrative data from all elective inpatient and outpatient stays in somatic hospitals in Norway. The main results are that we find very little indication of discrimination with regard to income and education when both severity and aspects of hospital supply are controlled for. This result holds for both men and women. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.