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Health care reform and the number of doctor visits-an econometric analysis

Rainer Winkelmann ()

Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2004, vol. 19, issue 4, 455-472

Abstract: This paper evaluates the German health care reform of 1997, using the individual number of doctor visits as outcome measure and data from the German Socio-Economic Panel for the years 1995-1999. A number of modified count data models allow us to estimate the effect of the reform in different parts of the distribution. The overall effect of the reform was a 10% reduction in the number of doctor visits. The effect was much larger in the lower part of the distribution than in the upper part. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Date: 2004
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