Health Care Reform and the Number of Doctor Visits ï¿½ An Econometric Analysis
The paper evaluates the German health care reform of 1997, using the individual number of doctor visits as outcome measure and data from the German Socio- Economic Panel for the years 1995-1999. A number of modified count data models allow to estimate the effect of the reform in different parts of the distribution. The overall effect of the reform was a 10 percent reduction in the number of doctor visits. The effect was much larger in the lower part of the distribution than in the upper part.
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|Publication status:||Published in Journal of Applied Econometrics 19, 2004, pages 455-472|
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