The economic crisis and medical care usage
AbstractWe use a unique, nationally representative cross-national dataset to document the reduction in individuals’ usage of routine non-emergency medical care in the midst of the economic crisis. A substantially larger fraction of Americans have reduced medical care than have individuals in Great Britain, Canada, France, and Germany, all countries with universal health care systems. At the national level, reductions in medical care are related to the degree to which individuals must pay for it, and within countries are strongly associated with exogenous shocks to wealth and employment
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Date of creation: Mar 2010
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Publication status: published as “The Economic Crisis and Medical Care Use: Comparative Evidence from Five High-income Countries,” joint with Daniel Schneider and Peter Tufano, forthcoming Social Science Quarterly.
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