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Health care reform and the number of doctor visits - an econometric analysis


Winkelmann, Rainer (2004). Health care reform and the number of doctor visits - an econometric analysis. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 19(4):455-472.

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This 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 us to estimate the effect of the reform in different parts of the distribution. The overall effect of the reform was a 10% reduction in the number of doctor visits. The effect was much larger in the lower part of the distribution than in the upper part.

This 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 us to estimate the effect of the reform in different parts of the distribution. The overall effect of the reform was a 10% reduction in the number of doctor visits. The effect was much larger in the lower part of the distribution than in the upper part.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2004
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:21
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:17
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0883-7252
Additional Information:This (the attached file) is a preprint of an article published in J. Appl. Econ. (Chichester Engl.) 2004, 19:455–472.
Publisher DOI:10.1002/jae.764
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-1175

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