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000028753 100__ $$aFilippini, Massimo$$uIstituto microeconomia e economia pubblica (MecoP), Facoltà di scienze economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
000028753 245__ $$9eng$$aAn empirical analysis of habit and addiction to antibiotics
000028753 269__ $$c2012
000028753 520__ $$9eng$$aBecause of bacterial resistance, current antibiotic consumption is reinforced by past use, and future utility is lower. The purpose of  this article is to provide evidence on habit and addictive behavior toward antibiotics by exploring variations in the average consumption  of antibiotics across 20 Italian regions. Using a balanced panel data set (2000–2009), we estimate myopic and rational addiction  models, in which antibiotic consumption depends upon demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the population, the supply of  health care in the community, antibiotic price, and the “capital stock” of endogenous bacterial resistance measured by past and future  consumption. Our empirical evidence shows that past antibiotic consumption stimulates current consumption and is also consistent  with the rational addiction hypothesis. The low price elasticity of antibiotic demand suggests that policy measures targeted at antibiotic  co-payments may not be effective in controlling antibiotic consumption. There is scope for other policy interventions, such as  incentives and information campaigns targeted at doctors.
000028753 695__ $$9eng$$aAntibiotic consumption ; bacterial resistance ; dynamic model ; rational addiction
000028753 700__ $$aMasiero, Giuliano$$uIstituto microeconomia e economia pubblica (MecoP), Facoltà di scienze economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
000028753 773__ $$dSpringer$$g2012/42/2/471-486$$tEmpirical economics
000028753 775__ $$gVersione pubblicata$$ohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00181-011-0529-1
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000028753 918__ $$aFacoltà di scienze economiche$$bVia Giuseppe Buffi 13, CH-6904 Lugano
000028753 919__ $$aUniversità della Svizzera italiana$$bLugano$$ddoc.support@rero.ch
000028753 980__ $$aPOSTPRINT$$bUNISI$$fART_JOURNAL
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