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The Impact of Recall Periods on Reported Morbidity and Health Seeking Behavior

dc.contributor.authorDas, Jishnu
dc.contributor.authorSánchez-Paramo, Carolina
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-19T18:04:19Z
dc.date.available2012-03-19T18:04:19Z
dc.date.issued2011-08-01
dc.description.abstractBetween 2000 and 2002, the authors followed 1621 individuals in Delhi, India using a combination of weekly and monthly-recall health questionnaires. In 2008, they augmented these data with another 8 weeks of surveys during which households were experimentally allocated to surveys with different recall periods in the second half of the survey. This paper shows that the length of the recall period had a large impact on reported morbidity, doctor visits, time spent sick, whether at least one day of work/school was lost due to sickness, and the reported use of self-medication. The effects are more pronounced among the poor than the rich. In one example, differential recall effects across income groups reverse the sign of the gradient between doctor visits and per-capita expenditures such that the poor use health care providers more than the rich in the weekly recall surveys but less in monthly recall surveys. The authors hypothesize that illnesses -- especially among the poor -- are no longer perceived as "extraordinary events" but have become part of "normal" life. They discuss the implications of these results for health survey methodology, and the economic interpretation of sickness in poor populations.en
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/3541
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesImpact Evaluation series ; no. IE 51,Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5778
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subjectACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
dc.subjectACUTE ILLNESSES
dc.subjectAILMENT
dc.subjectAILMENTS
dc.subjectALLOPATHIC MEDICINE
dc.subjectAMBULATORY MEDICAL CARE
dc.subjectASTHMA
dc.subjectCHRONIC ILLNESS
dc.subjectCHRONIC ILLNESSES
dc.subjectDEBT
dc.subjectDIABETES
dc.subjectDIAGNOSIS
dc.subjectDISABILITY
dc.subjectDISEASE
dc.subjectDISEASE BURDEN
dc.subjectDOCTOR
dc.subjectDOCTORS
dc.subjectDRINKING WATER
dc.subjectDYSENTERY
dc.subjectECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectEMPLOYMENT
dc.subjectEXPENDITURES
dc.subjectFAMILIES
dc.subjectFATIGUE
dc.subjectFEMALE
dc.subjectFLUSH TOILETS
dc.subjectGENDER
dc.subjectHEALTH BEHAVIOR
dc.subjectHEALTH BURDEN
dc.subjectHEALTH BURDENS
dc.subjectHEALTH CARE
dc.subjectHEALTH CARE ACCESS
dc.subjectHEALTH CARE DEMAND
dc.subjectHEALTH CARE EXPENDITURES
dc.subjectHEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
dc.subjectHEALTH CARE UTILIZATION
dc.subjectHEALTH CONDITIONS
dc.subjectHEALTH ECONOMICS
dc.subjectHEALTH EXPENDITURE
dc.subjectHEALTH EXPENDITURES
dc.subjectHEALTH INEQUALITY
dc.subjectHEALTH INSURANCE
dc.subjectHEALTH ORGANIZATION
dc.subjectHEALTH OUTCOMES
dc.subjectHEALTH SEEKING BEHAVIOR
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES
dc.subjectHEALTH STATUS
dc.subjectHEALTH SURVEYS
dc.subjectHEALTH WORKERS
dc.subjectHEALTH-SEEKING BEHAVIOR
dc.subjectHOUSEHOLD STRUCTURE
dc.subjectHOUSEHOLDS
dc.subjectHUMAN DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectHUMAN RESOURCES
dc.subjectILLNESS
dc.subjectILLNESSES
dc.subjectINCOME
dc.subjectINDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS
dc.subjectINFECTIONS
dc.subjectLOCALITIES
dc.subjectMEDICAL CARE
dc.subjectMEDICAL FACILITIES
dc.subjectMEDICAL PRACTICE
dc.subjectMEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
dc.subjectMEDICAL SERVICES
dc.subjectMEDICINES
dc.subjectMIGRATION
dc.subjectMORBIDITY
dc.subjectMYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
dc.subjectNEIGHBORHOODS
dc.subjectNUTRITION
dc.subjectPATIENT
dc.subjectPATIENTS
dc.subjectPHYSICIAN
dc.subjectPRIMARY CARE
dc.subjectPROBABILITY
dc.subjectRESPIRATORY ILLNESSES
dc.subjectSCREENING
dc.subjectSLUMS
dc.subjectTB
dc.subjectTRADITIONAL MEDICINE
dc.subjectTREATMENT
dc.subjectTUBERCULOSIS
dc.subjectURBAN POPULATION
dc.subjectUSE OF HEALTH SERVICES
dc.subjectVILLAGES
dc.subjectWOMAN
dc.subjectWORKERS
dc.titleThe Impact of Recall Periods on Reported Morbidity and Health Seeking Behavioren
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okr.crosscuttingsolutionareaGender
okr.date.disclosure2011-08-01
okr.doctypePublications & Research::Policy Research Working Paper
okr.docurlhttp://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20110824082326
okr.globalpracticeHealth, Nutrition, and Population
okr.identifier.doi10.1596/1813-9450-5778
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum000158349_20110824082326
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum14877406
okr.identifier.reportWPS5778
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okr.region.administrativeSouth Asia
okr.region.administrativeSouth Asia
okr.region.countryIndia
okr.region.geographicalSouth Asia
okr.region.geographicalAsia
okr.sectorHealth and other social services :: Health
okr.topicHealth, Nutrition and Population::Disease Control & Prevention
okr.topicGender::Gender and Health
okr.topicHealth, Nutrition and Population
okr.unitDevelopment Research Group (DECRG)
okr.unitDECRG: Human Development (DECHD)
okr.volume1 of 1
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