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Does public infrastructure affect economic activity?: Evidence from the rural interstate highway system
Abstract We examine the relationship between large infrastructure spending, of the type implied by interstate highway construction, and the level of economic activity. By collecting historical dataExpand
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Patient Cost-Sharing and Hospitalization Offsets in the Elderly.
In the Medicare program, increases in cost sharing by a supplemental insurer can exert financial externalities. We study a policy change that raised patient cost sharing for the supplemental insurerExpand
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What Does a Deductible Do? The Impact of Cost-Sharing on Health Care Prices, Quantities, and Spending Dynamics
Measuring consumer responsiveness to medical care prices is a central issue in health economics and a key ingredient in the optimal design and regulation of health insurance markets. We studyExpand
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Productivity Spillovers in Health Care: Evidence from the Treatment of Heart Attacks
A large literature in medicine documents variation across areas in the use of surgical treatments that is unrelated to outcomes. Observers of this phenomenon have invoked “flat of the curve medicine”Expand
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Malpractice risk according to physician specialty.
BACKGROUND Data are lacking on the proportion of physicians who face malpractice claims in a year, the size of those claims, and the cumulative career malpractice risk according to specialty. Expand
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Technology Growth and Expenditure Growth in Health Care
  • A. Chandra, J. Skinner
  • Economics, Medicine
  • National Bureau of Economic Research bulletin on…
  • 1 April 2011
In the United States, health care technology has contributed to rising survival rates, yet health care spending relative to GDP has also grown more rapidly than in any other country. We develop aExpand
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National costs of the medical liability system.
Concerns about reducing the rate of growth of health expenditures have reignited interest in medical liability reforms and their potential to save money by reducing the practice of defensiveExpand
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The Labor Market Effects of Rising Health Insurance Premiums
We estimate the effect of rising health insurance premiums on wages, employment, and the distribution of part‐time and full‐time work using variation in medical malpractice payments driven by theExpand
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Who Ordered That? The Economics of Treatment Choices in Medical Care
In the United States, two patients with the same medical condition can receive drastically different treatments. In addition, the same patient can walk into two physicians’ offices and receiveExpand
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Malpractice liability costs and the practice of medicine in the Medicare program.
Mounting malpractice liability costs might affect physician practice patterns in many ways, such as increasing the use of diagnostic procedures while reducing major surgeries. This paper quantifiesExpand
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