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Hospital Proximity and Mortality in Australia

Independent Researcher, Richmond 3121, Australia
Risks 2019, 7(3), 81; https://doi.org/10.3390/risks7030081
Received: 20 May 2019 / Revised: 29 June 2019 / Accepted: 1 July 2019 / Published: 17 July 2019
It is intuitive that proximity to hospitals can only improve the chances of survival from a range of medical conditions. This study examines the empirical evidence for this assertion, based on Australian data. While hospital proximity might serve as a proxy for other factors, such as indigenity, income, wealth or geography, the evidence suggests that proximity provides the most direct link to these factors. In addition, as it turns out, a very statistically significant one that transcends economies. View Full-Text
Keywords: hospital proximity; Australian regional mortality; heteroscedasticity hospital proximity; Australian regional mortality; heteroscedasticity
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