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Winkelmann, Rainer (2002). Health Care Reform and the Number of Doctor Visits An Econometric Analysis. Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute No. 210, University of Zurich.

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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.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Socioeconomic Institute (former)
DDC:330 Economics
JEL Classification:I11, I18, C25
Language:English
Date:September 2002
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 22:32
Last Modified:09 Jul 2012 05:02
Series Name:Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/wp.html

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