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Brugerbetaling for sterilisation på offentlige sygehuse. Resultater fra et naturligt eksperiment i Danmark


  • Kronborg, Christian

    () (COHERE, Department of Business and Economics)


This study exploits a natural experiment in Denmark caused by two health care law changes to identify the impact of co-payment for sterilisation at public hospitals on the demand for these service. Results show that the introduction of the co-payment caused a significant reduction in the utilisation of sterilisation procedures in both men and women and a shift to mainly male sterilisations performed in private hospitals. I find price elasticities of about -0.3 for both men and women. However, the price elasticity varies by income, age, family type, education, and employment status.

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  • Kronborg, Christian, 2015. "Brugerbetaling for sterilisation på offentlige sygehuse. Resultater fra et naturligt eksperiment i Danmark," DaCHE discussion papers 2015:3, University of Southern Denmark, Dache - Danish Centre for Health Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:sduhec:2015_003

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    Cost sharing; co-payment; user charges; health Insurance; moral hazard;

    JEL classification:

    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • I13 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Insurance, Public and Private
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health


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