Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/76119
Authors: 
Winkelmann, Rainer
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich 0210
Abstract: 
The paper evaluates the German health care reform of 1997, using the individual number of doctor visits as outcome measure and data from the German Socio- Economic Panel for the years 1995-1999. A number of modified count data models allow to estimate the effect of the reform in 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: 
I11
I18
C25
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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