The Effectiveness of Health Screening

  title={The Effectiveness of Health Screening},
  author={Franz Hackl and Martin Halla and M. Hummer and G. Pruckner},
  journal={Health & the Economy eJournal},
  • Franz Hackl, Martin Halla, +1 author G. Pruckner
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Health & the Economy eJournal
  • Using a matched insurant-general practitioner panel data set, we estimated the effect of a general health-screening program on individuals' health status and health care cost. To account for selection into treatment, we used regional variations in the intensity of exposure to supply-determined screening recommendations as an instrumental variable. We found that screening participation substantially increased inpatient and outpatient health care costs for up to two years after treatment. In the… CONTINUE READING
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