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The effect of copayments on primary care utilization: results from a quasi-experiment

Författare och institution:
N. Jakobsson (-); Mikael Svensson (Hälsometri)
Publicerad i:
Applied Economics, 48 ( 39 ) s. 3752-3762
ISSN:
0003-6846
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
This article analyses how health-care utilization is affected by copayments in a tax-financed health-care system. The article utilizes a natural experiment in which a health-care region in Sweden changed the price of healthcare in such a way that primary care general physician prices increased by 33%. We use daily visit data in the treatment region and a neighbouring control region where no price change took place and analyse the effect using differences-in-differences as well as differences-in-differences-in-differences models. The results from the preferred models indicate no effect on health-care utilization due to the price change, a result that also holds across different socio-economic subregions in the treatment region.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP ->
Hälsovetenskaper
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Ekonomi och näringsliv
Nyckelord:
Copayments, healthcare, demand, moral hazard, natural experiment, regression discontinuity designs, health-insurance experiment, physician, services, natural experiment, demand, impact
Postens nummer:
239451
Posten skapad:
2016-07-25 12:40
Posten ändrad:
2016-08-12 14:50

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