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Health insurance and the demand for medical care: evidence from a randomized experiment.
We estimate how cost sharing, the portion of the bill the patient pays, affects the demand for medical services. The data come from a randomized experiment. A catastrophic insurance plan reducesExpand
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Access of vulnerable groups to antiretroviral therapy among persons in care for HIV disease in the United States. HCSUS Consortium. HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study.
OBJECTIVE To employ the behavioral model of health services use in examining the extent to which predisposing, enabling, and need factors explain the treatment of the HIV-positive population in theExpand
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The demand for prescription drugs as a function of cost-sharing.
This paper estimates how cost-sharing affects the use of prescription drugs. The data for this analysis are derived from the Rand Health Insurance Experiment (HIE), a randomized controlled trial thatExpand
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Some interim results from a controlled trial of cost sharing in health insurance.
A total of 7706 persons are participating in a controlled trial of alternative health-insurance policies. Interim results indicate that persons fully covered for medical services spend about 50 perExpand
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A pilot study of medical student 'abuse'. Student perceptions of mistreatment and misconduct in medical school.
A pilot survey of one third-year medical school class was carried out to explore student perceptions of mistreatment and professional misconduct in medical school training. Students were asked toExpand
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Use of medical care in the Rand Health Insurance Experiment. Diagnosis- and service-specific analyses in a randomized controlled trial.
* From The Behavioral Sciences Department, The Rand Corporation, Washington, DC. t From The System Sciences Department, The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California. t From the Departments ofExpand
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Effect of cost-sharing on the use of medical services by children: interim results from a randomized controlled trial.
Health care expenditures of 1,136 children whose families participated in a randomized trial, The Rand Health Insurance Experiment, are reported. Children whose families were assigned to receive 100%Expand
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Substitution Between Prescribed and Over-the-Counter Medications
Using data from the Health Insurance Experiment (HIE), this article examines use of over-the-counter drugs (OTC) in a general, nonelderly population. Families from six areas of the country wereExpand
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A randomized trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a Medicaid HMO.
The value of health-care services used by AFDC Medicaid patients receiving care in a voluntary enrollment HMO is contrasted with that of health care services used by Medicaid patients receivingExpand
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Use of the hospital in a randomized trial of prepaid care.
Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) achieve their cost savings through lower rates of hospital admissions. To determine whether HMOs selectively avoid discretionary hospitalizations, medicalExpand
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