Coinsurance and the demand for physician services: four years later.

@article{Scitovsky1977CoinsuranceAT,
  title={Coinsurance and the demand for physician services: four years later.},
  author={Anne A Scitovsky and Nancy McCall},
  journal={Social security bulletin},
  year={1977},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={19-27}
}
In 1971 a study was made of the effects of a 25-percent coinsurance provision on the demand for physician services under a comprehensive prepaid plan for medical care. Comparing physician utilization rates in 1966 (the year before coinsurance was introduced) and 1968 (the first calendar year after the change) showed that coinsurance led to a 24-percent decline in the per capita number of all physician visits that held true regardless of how the data were examined--whether by demographic… CONTINUE READING