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Title:Healthcare choices, information and health outcomes PDF Logo
Authors:Adhvaryu, Achyuta
Nyshadham, Anant
Issue Date: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
Appears in Collections:Center Discussion Papers, Economic Growth Center (EGC), Yale University

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