publication . Article . 2010

What determines influenza vaccination take‐up of elderly Europeans?

Hendrik Schmitz; Ansgar Wübker;
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  • Published: 14 Oct 2010 Journal: HEALTH ECONOMICS (issn: 1057-9230, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: WILEY-BLACKWELL
Abstract
We analyse the determinants of influenza vaccination take-up of Europeans above the age of 50 years using the first two waves of the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement (SHARE). Using quality-of-care indicators, special emphasis is put on the measurement and the impact of physician quality. We find that age, health status, lifestyle, labour-force status, and the family structure are important determinants of the decision to get a flu shot. Physician quality, as measured by four indicators, also positively affects the probability of getting a flu shot. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Subjects
free text keywords: Health Policy, Family structure, Labour supply, Vaccination, Economics, Gerontology
Funded by
NIH| DEVELOPING AN ISRAELI VERSION OF THE HRS/SHARE PROJECT
Project
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 1R21AG025169-01
  • Funding stream: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING
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NIH| Health and Retirement Study Yrs 23-28
Project
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 3U01AG009740-24S2
  • Funding stream: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING
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NIH| FINANCIAL STATUS--RETIREMENT SAVING PROGRAMS
Project
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 2P01AG005842-04
  • Funding stream: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING
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NIH| HEALTH AND ECONOMIC STATUS IN OLDER POPULATIONS
Project
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 5P01AG008291-19
  • Funding stream: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING
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NIH| RAND CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF AGING
Project
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 5P30AG012815-10
  • Funding stream: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING
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publication . Article . 2010

What determines influenza vaccination take‐up of elderly Europeans?

Hendrik Schmitz; Ansgar Wübker;