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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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Estimating Log Models: To Transform or Not to Transform?
Health economists often use log models to deal with skewed outcomes, such as health utilization or health expenditures. The literature provides a number of alternative estimation approaches for logExpand
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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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The logged dependent variable, heteroscedasticity, and the retransformation problem.
  • W. Manning
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Journal of health economics
  • 1 June 1998
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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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Generalized Modeling Approaches to Risk Adjustment of Skewed Outcomes Data
There are two broad classes of models used to address the econometric problems caused by skewness in data commonly encountered in health care applications: (1) transformation to deal with skewnessExpand
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The demand for alcohol: the differential response to price.
Although several studies indicate that drinking is responsive to price, little work has focused on whether prices have a differential effect on light, moderate, or heavy drinking. This study examinesExpand
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Do cigarette producers price-discriminate by state? An empirical analysis of local cigarette pricing and taxation.
This study analyzes the interactive effects of oligopoly pricing, state taxation, and anti-smoking regulations on retail cigarette prices by state, using panel data for the 50 US states between 1960Expand
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Moral Hazard and Consumer Incentives in Health Care
Consumer incentives are reflected in a wide range of choices, many of which occur in both insurance- and tax-financed health care systems. However, health insurance and sick leave pay cause consumerExpand
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Health insurance: the tradeoff between risk pooling and moral hazard.
Choosing optimal health insurance coverage involves a trade-off between the gain from risk reduction and the deadweight loss from moral hazard. This paper examines this trade-off empirically byExpand
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