Do Medicare HMOs still reduce health services use after controlling for selection bias?

@article{Mello2002DoMH,
  title={Do Medicare HMOs still reduce health services use after controlling for selection bias?},
  author={Michelle Marie Mello and Sally C. Stearns and Edward C Norton},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={323-40}
}
This study models the relationship between Medicare beneficiary decisions to join Medicare HMOs and subsequent health services utilization. The relationship between health plan choice and utilization is thought to be endogenous because of favorable selection into HMOs. Previous studies found significantly lower inpatient utilization among Medicare HMO enrollees than among nonenrollees, but lacked strong controls for selection bias. Thus, a firm conclusion could not be drawn as to whether the… CONTINUE READING

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