Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/76198
Authors: 
Zweifel, Peter
Telser, Harry
Vaterlaus, Stephan
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich 0505
Abstract: 
Regulation fostering Managed Care alternatives in health insurance is spreading. This work reports on an experiment designed to measure the amounts of compensation asked by the Swiss population (in terms of reduced premiums) for Managed-Care type restrictions in the provision of health care. It finds that restrictions on the freedom of physician choice would require an average compensation of more than one-third of the premium, while generic substitution even meets with a small willingness to pay. Marked preference heterogeneity is an argument against regulation imposing uniformity of contract in Swiss social health insurance.
Subjects: 
health insurance
health care
regulation
preference measurement
discrete choice experiments
JEL: 
L51
D61
C93
I11
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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