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Title:Health Care Reform and the Number of Doctor Visits - An Econometric Analysis PDF Logo
Authors:Winkelmann, Rainer
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 317
Abstract:The paper evaluates the German health care reform of 1997, using the individual number of doctor visits as outcome measure. A new econometric model, the Probit-Poisson-log-normal model with correlated errors, describes the data better than existing count data models. Moreover, it has an attractive structural interpretation, as it allows the reforms to have a different effect at different parts of the distribution. The overall effect of the reform was a 10 percent reduction in the number of doctor visits. The effect was much larger in the lower part of the distribution than in the upper part.
Subjects:Co-payment
moral hazard
count data
probit-Poisson-log-normal model
JEL:I18
C25
I11
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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