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Brugerbetaling for sterilisation på offentlige sygehuse. Resultater fra et naturligt eksperiment i Danmark

Christian Kronborg

No 2015:3, DaCHE discussion papers from University of Southern Denmark, Dache - Danish Centre for Health Economics

Abstract: This study exploits a natural experiment in Denmark caused by two health care law changes to identify the impact of co-payment for sterilisation at public hospitals on the demand for these service. Results show that the introduction of the co-payment caused a significant reduction in the utilisation of sterilisation procedures in both men and women and a shift to mainly male sterilisations performed in private hospitals. I find price elasticities of about -0.3 for both men and women. However, the price elasticity varies by income, age, family type, education, and employment status.

Keywords: Cost sharing; co-payment; user charges; health Insurance; moral hazard (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 I11 I13 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
Date: 2015-09-01
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