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標題:Patient Cost-Sharing and Health Care Utilization in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design
學年107
學期2
出版(發表)日期2019/02/16
作品名稱Patient Cost-Sharing and Health Care Utilization in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design
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著者Hsing-Wen Han; Hsien-Ming Lien; Tzu-Ting Yang
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著錄名稱、卷期、頁數American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, conditionally accepted
摘要This paper estimates the price elasticity of healthcare utilization in early childhood. We employ regression discontinuity design by exploiting a subsidy that reduces patient cost-sharing for children aged under 3 in Taiwan. Using longitudinal medical claims of over 410,000 children, we find a modest price elasticity of outpatient expenditure (e.g. -0.12 for regular outpatient care). Furthermore, cost-sharing subsidy largely increases the chance of visiting expensive healthcare providers (e.g. teaching hospitals) for minor illnesses. In contrast, children’s utilization of inpatient care is price insensitive. Finally, we find no evidence that subsidy-induced healthcare utilization improves children’s health outcome.
關鍵字Patient cost sharing;Early childhood
語言英文
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期刊性質國外
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產學合作
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審稿制度
國別美國
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