Assessing the impact of high deductible health plans on health-care utilization and cost: a changes-in-changes approach.

@article{Borah2011AssessingTI,
  title={Assessing the impact of high deductible health plans on health-care utilization and cost: a changes-in-changes approach.},
  author={Bijan J Borah and Marguerite E. Burns and Nilay D. Shah},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={1025-42}
}
High deductible health plans (HDHPs) have become an increasingly common form of benefit design used by employers to manage health-care costs. Numerous studies have evaluated the uptake and impact of HDHPs on health-care utilization. Most studies have employed the standard difference-in-differences (DID) methodology. In this paper, we employ three alternative methodologies to evaluate a natural experiment in which a traditional health plan was fully replaced by a HDHP. We implement the standard… CONTINUE READING
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