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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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Incidence of adverse events and negligence in hospitalized patients. Results of the Harvard Medical Practice Study I.
BACKGROUND As part of an interdisciplinary study of medical injury and malpractice litigation, we estimated the incidence of adverse events, defined as injuries caused by medical management, and ofExpand
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Incidence of adverse events and negligence in hospitalized patients.
Background. As part of an interdisciplinary study of medical injury and malpractice litigation, we estimated the incidence of adverse events, defined as injuries caused by medical management, and ofExpand
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Medical-care expenditure: a cross-national survey.
  • J. Newhouse
  • Economics, Medicine
  • The Journal of human resources
  • 1977
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Medical care costs: how much welfare loss?
  • J. Newhouse
  • Economics, Medicine
  • The journal of economic perspectives : a journal…
  • 1992
Hardly a week goes by without a front-page newspaper article on rising health care costs and the uninsured. In this article, I focus mainly on costs, arguing that the issue has been somewhatExpand
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The Oregon experiment--effects of Medicaid on clinical outcomes.
BACKGROUND Despite the imminent expansion of Medicaid coverage for low-income adults, the effects of expanding coverage are unclear. The 2008 Medicaid expansion in Oregon based on lottery drawingsExpand
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A Comparison of Alternative Models for the Demand for Medical Care
We have tested alternative models of the demand for medical care using experimental data. The estimated response of demand to insurance plan is sensitive to the model used. We therefore use aExpand
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Reimbursing Health Plans and Health Providers: Efficiency in Production versus Selection
The tradeoff between an insurer's or medical provider's incentives to select good risks and to produce efficiently is governed by the supply-price analog to the demand-price tradeoff between moralExpand
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Free for All?: Lessons from the RAND Health Insurance Experiment
In the most important health insurance study ever conducted researchers at the RAND Corporation devised all experiment to address two key questions in health care financing: how much more medicalExpand
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The effects of excise taxes and regulations on cigarette smoking.
We estimate a generalized linear model to examine adult and teenage cigarette demand. Out analysis focuses on the extent to which excise taxes and regulations restricting smoking in public placesExpand
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