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Health Economics Review

, 2:6

First Online: 05 April 2012Received: 09 November 2011Accepted: 05 April 2012DOI: 10.1186-2191-1991-2-6

Cite this article as: wuebker, A. Health Econ Rev 2012 2: 6. doi:10.1186-2191-1991-2-6


On the basis of the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement SHARE, we analyse the determinants of who engages in mammography screening focusing on European women aged 50-69 years. A special emphasis is put on the measurement error of subjective life expectancy and on the measurement and impact of physician quality. Our main findings are that physician quality, better education, having a partner, younger age and better health are associated with higher rates of receipt. The impact of subjective life expectancy on screening decision substantially increases after taking measurement error into account.

JEL ClassificationC 36, I 11, I 18

KeywordsMammogram Physician quality Life expectancy Instrumental variables Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-2191-1991-2-6 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Ansgar wuebker

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