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Health insurance and the demand for medical care

de Meza, David (1983) Health insurance and the demand for medical care. Journal of Health Economics, 2 (1). pp. 47-54. ISSN 0167-6296

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Identification Number: 10.1016/0167-6296(83)90011-5


With rare exceptions the provision of actuarially fair health insurance tends to substantially increase the demand for medical care by redistributing income from the healthy to the sick. This suggests that previous studies which attribute all the extra demand for medical care to moral hazard effects may overestimate the efficiency costs of health insurance.

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Additional Information: © 1983 Elsevier
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Managerial Economics and Strategy Group
Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2011 11:00
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2021 10:54

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