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Re-Examining Supplier-Induced Demand in Health Care: Comparisons among Patients Affiliated and Not Affiliated with Healthcare Professionals in China

Yafei Si (), Zhongliang Zhou (), Min Su (), Han Hu, Zesen Yang and Xi Chen
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Yafei Si: University of New South Wales
Zhongliang Zhou: Xi’an Jiaotong University
Min Su: Inner Mongolia University
Han Hu: Xi’an Jiaotong University
Zesen Yang: Tsinghua University

No 13800, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Doing "more" in healthcare can be a major threat to the delivery of high-quality health care. This study used coarsened exact matching to test the hypothesis of supplier-induced demand (SID) by comparing health care utilization and expenditures between patients affiliated with healthcare professionals and their counterpart patients not affiliated with healthcare professionals. Using the China Labor-force Dynamics Survey (CLDS) in 2014, we identified 806 patients affiliated with healthcare professionals and 22,788 patients not affiliated with healthcare professionals. The matched outpatient proportion of patients not affiliated with healthcare professionals was 0.6% higher (p=.754) than that of their counterparts, and the matched inpatient proportion was 1.1% lower (p =.167). Patients not affiliated with healthcare professionals paid significantly more (680 CNY or 111 USD, p

Keywords: healthcare professionals; health care utilization; supplier-induced demand; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D82 D90 I11 I12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 pages
Date: 2020-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cna, nep-hea and nep-tra
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Forthcoming - forthcoming in: BMC Health Services Research

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