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To what extent does employer-paid health insurance reduce the use of public hospitals?

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  • Søgaard, Rikke
  • Pedersen, Morten Saaby
  • Bech, Mickael

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This study examines the extent to which employer-paid health insurance has led to substitution of public with private hospital use in Denmark.

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  • Søgaard, Rikke & Pedersen, Morten Saaby & Bech, Mickael, 2013. "To what extent does employer-paid health insurance reduce the use of public hospitals?," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 113(1), pages 61-68.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:113:y:2013:i:1:p:61-68
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.06.002
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