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Welfare properties of restrictions to health care services based on cost effectiveness

  • Laura Levaggi
  • Rosella Levaggi

In this note we explore the welfare properties of the cost effectiveness criterion as an instrument to improve the appropriateness of health care. We show that such instrument is optimal only under specific assumptions relating to the shape of the welfare function and the utility of health care.

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Paper provided by University of Brescia, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0902.

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Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ubs:wpaper:0902
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