Doctors' Fees in Ireland Following the Change in Reimbursement: Did they Jump?
AbstractThis paper analyses the pure time-series properties of doctors’ fees in Ireland to assess whether a structural change in the series is observed at the time of the change in reimbursement in 1989. Such a break would be consistent with doctors responding to the reimbursement change in a manner predicted by supplier-induced-demand behaviour and would provide indirect evidence that such inducement had taken place. Structural change is assessed on the basis of CUSUM and CUSUMSQ tests. The data is also analysed for the presence of unusually influential observations. In neither case are the results consistent with a break around the time of the introduction of the change.
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Volume (Year): 38 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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- David Madden, 2005. "Doctors’ Fees in Ireland Following the Change in Reimbursement - Did They Jump?," Working Papers 200520, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
- I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
- C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models &bull Diffusion Processes
- C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
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