Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-49181
Busato, A; Widmer, M; Matter, P (2011). Variation in incidence of orthopaedic surgery between populations with basic or basic plus supplementary health insurance in Switzerland. Swiss Medical Weekly, 141:w13152.
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The study provides evidence that health insurance status accounts for variation in surgery for musculoskeletal problems in Switzerland. There are indications that supplementary health insurance - as a proxy for higher socioeconomic status - is related to lower need for surgery. There are signs that resources for spinal surgery and arthroscopy are diverted to the private sector at the expense of social health insurance. The results are only partially consistent with the hypothesis that volume of services increases with comprehensiveness of coverage.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of General Practice|
|DDC:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||22 Aug 2011 08:51|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 18:16|
|Publisher:||EMH Swiss Medical Publishers|
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