The impact of Universal Health Coverage on health care consumption and risky behaviours: evidence from Thailand.

@article{Ghislandi2015TheIO,
  title={The impact of Universal Health Coverage on health care consumption and risky behaviours: evidence from Thailand.},
  author={Simone Ghislandi and Wanwiphang Manachotphong and Viviana M E Perego},
  journal={Health economics, policy, and law},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={251-66}
}
Thailand is among the first non-OECD countries to have introduced a form of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This policy represents a natural experiment to evaluate the effects of public health insurance on health behaviours. In this paper, we examine the impact of Thailand's UHC programme on preventive activities, unhealthy or risky behaviours and health care consumption using data from the Thai Health and Welfare Survey. We use doubly robust estimators that combine propensity scores and… CONTINUE READING