Demand for traditional medicine in Taiwan: A mixed gaussian-poisson model approach

Steven T. Yen, Chao Hsiun Tang, S. J B Su

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摘要

Hurdle count models are used to examine the participation and consumption decisions in Chinese medicine use. Motivated by a household production model, a second censoring mechanism is introduced into existing single-hurdle models, and the resulting specification accommodates conscientious abstainers, as well as economic non-consumers, and admits excessive zeros in the sample. In contrast to previous studies that found few predictors, empirical results based on a Taiwanese national sample suggest that Western medicine is a gross substitute to Chinese medicine, and both time price and money price play more important roles than income. Insurance, lifestyle and demographics also determine the use of Chinese medicine.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)221-232
頁數12
期刊Health Economics
10
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2001

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

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