CRDCN Income-related inequities in physician use: evidence using linked administrative data from Ontario

The event will start on: Nov 15, 01:00pm EST
And will end on: Nov 15, 02:00pm EST

 

This Fireside Chat is in collaboration with the Canadian Research Data Centre Network.


The Canadian health care system is built on the premise of reasonable and uniform access to medically necessary physician and hospital services for all Canadians. But is it really the case?


This Fireside Chat will present the results of a study using unique linked administrative data set from Ontario, to quantify and decompose income-related inequalities in the use of GP and specialist services. We will more specifically examine the case of asthmatics and diabetics. This research was carried out as part of “The McMaster Pilot Project”, an agreement worked out between the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Statistics Canada and the McMaster Research Data Centre (RDC) to link administrative and survey data for research purposes.


Advisor on Tap:
Dr. Logan McLeod, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
School of Business & Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University

Dr. McLeod’s primary research areas include applied microeconometrics and applied microeconomic theory in the field of Health Economics. Specifically, his research is on the economics of primary health care and covers three topic areas: utilization of health care services, the determinants of healthy behaviours, and health care financing (i.e. financial barriers to access).
More broadly, Dr. McLeod is interested in how social survey and administrative data, and the application of appropriate parametric and nonparametric econometric methods, can be used to further our understanding of the economics of primary health care.
Dr. McLeod’s research has been published in leading academic journals, including the Canadian Journal of Economics, Applied Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, and the Journal of Health Economics.

Related websites:
Canadian Research Data Centre Network http://www.rdc-cdr.ca/

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