Implications of utilization shifts on medical-care price measurement.

  title={Implications of utilization shifts on medical-care price measurement.},
  author={Abe Dunn and Eli B Liebman and Adam Hale Shapiro},
  journal={Health economics},
  volume={24 5},
The medical-care sector often experiences changes in medical protocols and technologies that cause shifts in treatments. However, the commonly used medical-care price indexes reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics hold the mix of medical services fixed. In contrast, episode expenditure indexes, advocated by many health economists, track the full cost of disease treatment, even as treatments shift across service categories (e.g., inpatient to outpatient hospital). In our data, we find that… CONTINUE READING
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