Spatial Health Econometrics

Badi H. Baltagi, Francesco Moscone, Rita Santos

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The objective of this chapter is to introduce the reader to Spatial Health Econometrics (SHE). In both micro and macro health economics there are phenomena that are characterised by a strong spatial dimension; from hospitals engaging in local competitions in the delivery of health care services, to the
regional concentration of health risk factors and needs. SHE allows health economists to incorporate these spatial effects using simple econometric models that take into account these spillover effects.
This improves our understanding of issues such as hospital quality, efficiency, and productivity and the sustainability of health expenditure of regional and national health care systems, to mention a few.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Econometrics
EditorsBadi H. Baltagi, Francesco Moscone
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
ISBN (Print)9781787145429
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2018

Publication series

NameContributions to Economic Analysis
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited


  • Spatial econometrics
  • Health Economics

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