Are differential co-payment rates appropriate in the health sector ?
AbstractIn this paper we discuss the interest of applying differential co-payment rates across alternative medical treatments. Two treatment strategies are considered: a "long term strategy" in which patients apply preventive measures before knowing if they have the desease and an "emergency strategy" where patients are treated on contraction of the disease. We show that the second approach should be more generously subsidized by the regulator.
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