Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/59145
Authors: 
Adhvaryu, Achyuta
Nyshadham, Anant
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Center Discussion Paper, Economic Growth Center 994
Abstract: 
Self-selection into healthcare options biases estimates of the effects of healthcare on health outcomes. We exploit exogenous variation in the cost of formal-sector care to show that the use of such care improves short-term health outcomes for acutely ill children in Tanzania. Better treatment-specific information, rather than greater access to medicines, appears to be the primary mechanism for this effect: children who use formal-sector care are as a result more likely to get timely treatment and adhere to their medications.
Subjects: 
healthcare
information
child health
Tanzania
JEL: 
I10
I18
O10
O12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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