The effect of price on counselling sessions attended by depression patients
We estimate the price elasticity of counselling sessions attended by outpatient depression treatment recipients. Instrumental variable regression indicates a significant negative price elasticity ranging between -0.26 and -0.35 that is not apparent from ordinary least squares regression.
Volume (Year): 10 (2003)
Issue (Month): 14 ()
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