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Title: Factors affecting hospital admission and recovery stay duration of in-patient motor victims in Spain
Author: Santolino, Miguel
Bolancé Losilla, Catalina
Alcañiz, Manuela
Keywords: Accidents de circulació
Víctimes d'accidents de circulació
Assegurances d'automòbils
Assistència hospitalària
Anàlisi de regressió
Traffic accidents
Traffic accident victims
Automobile insurance
Hospital care
Regression analysis
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Abstract: Hospital expenses are a major cost driver of healthcare systems in Europe, with motor injuries being the leading mechanism of hospitalizations. This paper investigates the injury characteristics which explain the hospitalization of victims of traffic accidents that took place in Spain. Using a motor insurance database with 16.081 observations a generalized Tobit regression model is applied to analyse the factors that influence both the likelihood of being admitted to hospital after a motor collision and the length of hospital stay in the event of admission. The consistency of Tobit estimates relies on the normality of perturbation terms. Here a semi-parametric regression model was fitted to test the consistency of estimates, concluding that a normal distribution of errors cannot be rejected. Among other results, it was found that older men with fractures and injuries located in the head and lower torso are more likely to be hospitalized after the collision, and that they also have a longer expected length of hospital recovery stay.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://www.ub.edu/irea/working_papers/2011/201119.pdf
It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2011, IR11/019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/58568
ISSN: 2014-1254
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