Health Care Social Analysis

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The economic model, however, assumes that factors such as price and income covariate with a set of other socio-demographic and need factors, producing the demand for health care, usually represented by health care utilization. Important in the economic model is the assumption that individuals produce a commodity called ‘health’ by combining their time and other inputs purchased from the market (e.g., one of the inputs could be medical/health care), and as such, the demand for health care is derived from a more basic demand for health (Grossman 1972).
Mckinlay (1972) developed a model from analytical point of view after considering the three conceptual models (the behavioural model, the psychosocial model, and the economic model). He identified
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