[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE140100719]
Researchers Dr Meliyanni Johar;
Brief description Extended delays for elective procedures in public hospitals impede the National Research Priority of promoting and maintaining good health. Using unique large survey data linked to multiple years of health administrative records and the death registry, this project provides comprehensive costs of waiting, capturing both in-hospital and out of hospital health deterioration and impacts on medical expenditure. The estimation strategy takes into account patients’ initial choice to join the waiting list instead of going to a private hospital and allows for variation in the costs of waiting across patients. The results will have significant policy implications for waiting time reduction policies, health resource prioritisation and promotion of health equity.
Funding Amount 383312
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award