Primary care physicians and infant mortality: Evidence from Brazil.

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Age groups
      Biology and life sciences
      Brazil
      Child health
      Children
      Death rates
      Economics
      Families
      Geographical locations
      Health care
      Health care providers
      Health economics
      Health insurance
      Infants
      Medical doctors
      Medical personnel
      Medicine and health sciences
      Nurses
      Pediatrics
      People and places
      Physicians
      Population biology
      Population groupings
      Population metrics
      Primary care
      Professions
      Public and occupational health
      Research Article
      Social sciences
      South America
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      621111 Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)
      621110 Offices of physicians
    • Abstract:
      Primary health care has been recognized as a critical strategy for improving population health in developing countries. This paper investigates the effect of primary care physicians on the infant mortality rate in Brazil using a dynamic panel data approach. This method accounts for the endogeneity problem and the persistence of infant mortality over time. The empirical analysis uses an eight-year panel of municipalities between 2005 and 2012. The results indicate that primary care physician supply contributed to the decline of infant mortality in Brazil. An increase of one primary care physician per 10,000 population was associated with 7.08 fewer infant deaths per 10,000 live births. This suggests that, in addition to other determinants, primary care physicians can play an important role in accounting for the reduction of infant mortality rates. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Economics, State University of Maringá, Maringá Paraná, Brazil
      2Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
      3School of Economics Finance and Marketing, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    • Full Text Word Count:
      8749
    • ISSN:
      1932-6203
    • Accession Number:
      10.1371/journal.pone.0217614
    • Accession Number:
      136757522
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      RUSSO, L. X. et al. Primary care physicians and infant mortality: Evidence from Brazil. PLoS ONE, [s. l.], v. 14, n. 5, p. 1–16, 2019. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0217614. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=136757522&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 18 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Russo LX, Scott A, Sivey P, Dias J. Primary care physicians and infant mortality: Evidence from Brazil. PLoS ONE. 2019;14(5):1-16. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0217614.
    • APA:
      Russo, L. X., Scott, A., Sivey, P., & Dias, J. (2019). Primary care physicians and infant mortality: Evidence from Brazil. PLoS ONE, 14(5), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217614
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Russo, Letícia Xander, Anthony Scott, Peter Sivey, and Joilson Dias. 2019. “Primary Care Physicians and Infant Mortality: Evidence from Brazil.” PLoS ONE 14 (5): 1–16. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0217614.
    • Harvard:
      Russo, L. X. et al. (2019) ‘Primary care physicians and infant mortality: Evidence from Brazil’, PLoS ONE, 14(5), pp. 1–16. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217614.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Russo, LX, Scott, A, Sivey, P & Dias, J 2019, ‘Primary care physicians and infant mortality: Evidence from Brazil’, PLoS ONE, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 1–16, viewed 18 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Russo, Letícia Xander, et al. “Primary Care Physicians and Infant Mortality: Evidence from Brazil.” PLoS ONE, vol. 14, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 1–16. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0217614.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Russo, Letícia Xander, Anthony Scott, Peter Sivey, and Joilson Dias. “Primary Care Physicians and Infant Mortality: Evidence from Brazil.” PLoS ONE 14, no. 5 (May 31, 2019): 1–16. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0217614.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Russo LX, Scott A, Sivey P, Dias J. Primary care physicians and infant mortality: Evidence from Brazil. PLoS ONE [Internet]. 2019 May 31 [cited 2020 Jan 18];14(5):1–16. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=136757522&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912