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This paper investigates the relation between adherence to prescribed medication and reduction of cholesterol in Italy, by taking into account the possible sorting of patients into treatment and the heterogeneity of the effect. As predicted by a theoretical model, I find that patients who benefit most from medication are more likely to adhere to prescribed regime than those who benefit least. These results are used to study the effects of three hypothetical policies that aim at increasing the sha...
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#1Juhana Peltonen (Hanken School of Economics)H-Index: 5
#2Edvard Johansson (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 17
Last. Joakim Wincent (HSG: University of St. Gallen)H-Index: 24
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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly inheritable condition with a rather stable prevalence over time and geography, and it is associated with a broad range of negative life outcomes. Increasing knowledge on the condition has led to a growing trend of dampening ADHD symptoms through medication. Although this development has led to many positive outcomes, the broader societal implications are still poorly understood. In particular, person-level studies suggest that ADHD-like...
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#1Biplab Kumar Datta (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 2
#2Muhammad Jami Husain (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 3
Last. Ishtiaque Fazlul (GSU: Georgia State University)H-Index: 1
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Since the ratification of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2004, Pakistan has made modest but continued progress in implementing various tobacco control measures. By 2014, substantial progress was achieved in areas of monitoring, mass media antitobacco campaigns, and advertising bans. However, the findings from the 2014 Global Adult Tobacco Survey of Pakistan show significant differences in antitobacco campaign exposure among individuals of different educa...
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#1Maripier Isabelle (Laval University)
#2Mark Stabile (Ad: INSEAD)H-Index: 23
This paper examines the relationship between changes in income inequality and the provision of resources in a health care system (the public-private mix). Specifically, we investigate whether increases in income inequality, as separate from overall income levels and growth, have changed the availability of both private clinics and privately financed physicians in a context where the dominant market player is the public system. Our findings provide reasonable evidence that increases in income ine...
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#1Gregory Conyers (Yale University)H-Index: 1
#2Ian Ayres (Yale University)H-Index: 25
In August 2012, the Arizona Department of Health Services conducted a lottery to allocate licenses for the state's first medical marijuana dispensaries. The lottery randomly selected an applicant within each of 69 contested Community Health Analysis Areas to open a dispensary. By comparing 36 zip codes with winning applications to 48 zip codes with losing applications and weighting using propensity scores based on the true probability of winning, we estimate the causal effect of the allocation o...
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#1Katharina Elisabeth Blankart (University of Duisburg-Essen)H-Index: 1
#2Tom Stargardt (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 21
Payers are increasingly calling for the value of new drugs to be measured explicitly. We analyze how the availability of drug quality ratings by health technology assessment (HTA) agencies affects the adoption of new drugs by physicians in Germany. We combine data from drug quality ratings, promotional spending, and a physician panel. In a latent utility model, time to adoption is specified as a function of quality rating, promotional spending by manufacturers, and physician-specific variables. ...
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