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User Charges, Snares and Delusions: Another Look at the Literature

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  • Barer, M.L.
  • Bhatia, V.
  • Stoddart, G.L.
  • Evans, R.G.
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    In this paper we review and extend an earlier, in-depth analysis of the effects of users ccharges. The present paper assesses whether experience and published literature in the years since 1979 alter any of the (largely negative) conclusions of the earlier study concerning the ability of direct charges to patients to achieve important public policy objectives, including controlling health care costs.

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    Paper provided by University of British Columbia - Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. in its series Centre for Health Services and Policy Research with number 93:14d.

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    Length: 38 pages
    Date of creation: 1993
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:brichs:93:14d

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    Postal: The University of British Columbia. Health Policy Research Unit. 429-2194 Health Sciences Mall. Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z3

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    Keywords: HEALTH SERVICES ; COSTS;

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    1. Prescription charges are a tax on sickness but we'd need to find £500m to scrap them
      by Karen Bloor, Professor of Health Economics and Policy at University of York in The Conversation on 2014-05-15 13:42:53

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