Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161273
Authors: 
Kim, Hyuncheol Bryant
Lee, Suejin
Lim, Wilfredo
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10650
Abstract: 
Health screening provides information on disease risk and diagnosis, but whether this promotes health is unclear. We estimate the impacts of the National Health Screening Program in Korea for diabetes, obesity, and hyperlipidemia. In this setting, information on disease risk and prompting for a secondary examination vary at different biomarker thresholds. We find evidence for increased diabetes medication and weight loss around the high risk threshold for diabetes, where information is combined with prompting for a secondary examination and subsequent medical treatment. However, we find no differences around other thresholds, where information is not combined with further intervention.
Subjects: 
health behavior
hyperlipidemia
diabetes
obesity
information
health screening
JEL: 
I12
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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