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Demand and pricing of preventative healthcare

Vandoros, Sotiris and Carman, Katherine Grace (2011) Demand and pricing of preventative healthcare. . LSE Health working papers, LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science. ISBN 9780853284659

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This study introduces a theoretical framework for the economics of preventative healthcare. Mathematical models are used to explain how the price and utilization of prevention change depending on demand, as well as factors such as the price of a cure, the probability of illness, the efficacy of treatment, the probability of illness and cost functions. Different models are developed depending on the presence and level of health insurance and competition in preventative healthcare markets. Findings show the effect of various factors on the price of preventative healthcare, reveal the marginal effects of a change in the parameters on prices and suggest that under certain circumstances prevention is not the optimal choice.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2011 The Authors
Divisions: LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I11 - Analysis of Health Care Markets
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L11 - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 13:45
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:55

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