Cost-sharing: effects on spending and outcomes.

  title={Cost-sharing: effects on spending and outcomes.},
  author={Katherine Swartz},
  journal={The Synthesis project. Research synthesis report},
  • Katherine Swartz
  • Published in The Synthesis project. Research synthesis report 2010
As health reform drives the largest expansion of health insurance since Medicare and policy-makers grapple with how to slow the increase in health care spending, cost-sharing--the division of health care costs between patients and insurers--is considered an important tool. This synthesis reviews the evidence on cost-sharing. Key findings include: Research consistently shows demand for health care is price sensitive, but it is unlikely cost-sharing will significantly slow the growth of health… CONTINUE READING

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