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Utilisation of Physician Services in the 50+ Population. The Relative Importance of Individual versus Institutional Factors in 10 European Countries

Kristian Bolin, Anna Lindgren, Bjorn Lindgren, Petter Lundborg

NBER Working Paper No. 14096
Issued in June 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper used data from the early release 1 of SHARE 2004. This release is preliminary and may contain errors that will be corrected in later releases. The SHARE data collection was preliminary funded by the European Commission through the 5th framework programme (project QLK6-CT-2001-00360 in the thematic programme Quality of Life programme area). Additional funding came from the US National Institute on Aging (U01 AG09740-13S2, P01 AG005842, P01 AG08291, P30 AG12815, Y1-AG- 4553-01 and OGHA 04-064). Data collection in Austria (through the Austrian Science Foundation, FWF), Belgium (through the Belgian Science Policy Administration) and Switzerland (through BBW/OFES/UFES) was nationally funded. Additional funding for data collection in Sweden was granted by the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, and the Swedish National Board of Social Insurance. The research reported in this paper was supported by a grant from the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, which is gratefully acknowledged. We are indebted to Soren Hojgard for critical remarks and helpful comments on previous drafts and to Rose-Marie Lindkvist for diligent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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