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Quality Healthcare and Health Insurance Retention: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in the Kolkata Slums

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Healthcare in developing countries is often unreliable and of poor quality, thus reducing individuals incentives to use quality health services. This paper examines an innovative approach to access to and demand for quality health care from the poor. Using data from a field experiment in India, the impact of high-quality care experiences in the form of a free medical consultation with a qualified nongovernmental organization doctor is randomly offered by a health insurance provider to a subset of its enrollees. [IFPRI Discussion Paper 01352].

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  • Clara Delavallade, 2014. "Quality Healthcare and Health Insurance Retention: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in the Kolkata Slums," Working Papers id:5916, eSocialSciences.
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    1. Delavallade, Clara & Dizon, Felipe & Hill, Ruth Vargas & Petraud, Jean Paul, 2015. "Managing risk with insurance and savings : experimental evidence for male and female farm managers in the Sahel," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7176, The World Bank.
    2. Delavallade, Clara & Dizon, Felipe & Hill, Ruth Vargas & Petraud, Jean Paul, 2015. "Managing risk with insurance and savings: Experimental evidence for male and female farm managers in West Africa:," IFPRI discussion papers 1426, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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    Keywords

    Kolkata Slums; Quality Healthcare; developing countries; incentives; India; medical consultation; nongovernmental organization; doctor; Health Insurance;

    JEL classification:

    • I13 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Insurance, Public and Private
    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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