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Vroomen, Janet MacNeil; Zweifel, Peter (2011). Preferences for health insurance and health status: does it matter whether you are Dutch or German? The European Journal of Health Economics, 12(1):87-95.

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This contribution seeks to measure preferences for health insurance of individuals with and without chronic conditions in two countries, Germany and the Netherlands. The objective is to test the presumption that preferences between these two subpopulations differ and to see whether having a chronic condition has a different influence on preferences depending on the country. The evidence comes from two Discrete Choice Experiments performed in 2005 (Germany) and 2006 (the Netherlands, right after a major health reform). Results point to an even more marked resistance against restrictions of physician choice among individuals with chronic conditions in both countries. Thus, the alleged beneficiaries of Disease Management Programs would have to be highly compensated for accepting the restrictions that go with them.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
DDC:330 Economics
Date:January 2011
Deposited On:22 Feb 2011 15:02
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 16:44
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s10198-010-0248-0
PubMed ID:20446014
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 3
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