How do individuals’ health behaviours respond to an increase in the supply of health care? Evidence from a natural experiment

@inproceedings{Fichera2016HowDI,
  title={How do individuals’ health behaviours respond to an increase in the supply of health care? Evidence from a natural experiment},
  author={Eleonora Fichera and Ewan Gray and Matt Sutton},
  booktitle={Social science & medicine},
  year={2016}
}
The efficacy of the management of long-term conditions depends in part on whether healthcare and health behaviours are complements or substitutes in the health production function. On the one hand, individuals might believe that improved health care can raise the marginal productivity of their own health behaviour and decide to complement health care with additional effort in healthier behaviours. On the other hand, health care can lower the cost of unhealthy behaviours by compensating for… CONTINUE READING

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