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An Empirical Research of Substitutability between Medical Services and Over-the-Counter Medication. An Analysis of Thirteen Different Minor Ailments

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  • Li, M.
  • Ohkusa, Y.
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    This paper examines the choice of health care for minor aliments in Japan for patients suffering from thirteen different minor aliments. Original data were obtained from a survey conducted by the authors. For the common cold, shoulder/neck pain, backache, constipation/diarrea, asthenopia, various skin diseases, and hameorrhoids, an increase in the coinsurance rate statistically significantly lowers the demand for medical services.

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    Paper provided by Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University in its series ISER Discussion Paper with number 0522.

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    Length: 51 pages
    Date of creation: 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:dpr:wpaper:0522

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