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De l’aléa moral du patient aux inégalités d’accès aux soins

  • Philippe Batifoulier

One of the most influential “lessons” of the moral hazard theory in health economics is that cost sharing can reduce health spending without damage on health status. This “lesson” has been enormously influential on policy makers. This paper shows that this theoretical and empirical background is deficient and leads to perverse effects: inducement of inequalities and increase in health spending.

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Paper provided by University of Paris West - Nanterre la Défense, EconomiX in its series EconomiX Working Papers with number 2014-7.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 2014
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Handle: RePEc:drm:wpaper:2014-7
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