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Abstract Participation and utilisation decisions lie at the heart of many public policy questions. I contribute new evidence by using hospital records to examine how access to primary care services affects utilisation of hospital Emergency Departments in England. Using a natural experiment in the roll out of services, I first show that access to primary care reduces Emergency Department visits. Additional strategies then allow me to separate descriptively four aspects of primary care access: pro...
#1James Michael Gaughan (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 5
#2Nils Gutacker (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 11
Last.Andrew Street (LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science)H-Index: 29
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We study a pay-for-efficiency scheme that encourages hospitals to admit and discharge patients on the same calendar day where clinically appropriate. Since 2010, hospitals in the English NHS receive a higher price for patients treated as same-day discharge than for overnight stays, despite the former being less costly. We analyse administrative data for patients treated for 191 conditions for which same-day discharge is clinically appropriate — of which 32 are incentivised — during 2006-2014...
#1Jamie Mullins (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 3
#2Corey White (California Polytechnic State University)H-Index: 1
Abstract This paper characterizes the link between ambient temperatures and a broad set of mental health outcomes. We find that higher temperatures increase emergency department visits for mental illness, suicides, and self-reported days of poor mental health. Specifically, cold temperatures reduce negative mental health outcomes while hot temperatures increase them. Our estimates reveal no evidence of adaptation, instead the temperature relationship is stable across time, baseline climate, air ...
#1Aaron Chalfin (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 12
#2Shooshan Danagoulian (WSU: Wayne State University)H-Index: 1
Last.Monica Deza (Hunter College)H-Index: 1
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Abstract A large literature points out that exposure to criminal victimization has far-reaching effects on public health. What remains surprisingly unexplored is that role that health shocks play in explaining aggregate fluctuations in offending. This research finds novel evidence that crime is sensitive to health shocks. We consider the responsiveness of crime to a pervasive and common health shock which we argue shifts costs and benefits for offenders and victims: seasonal allergies. Leveragin...
#1Daniel Avdic (Monash University)H-Index: 6
#2Giuseppe Moscelli (University of Surrey)H-Index: 5
Last.Ieva Sriubaite (University of Duisburg-Essen)
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We study patient choice of healthcare provider based on both objective and subjective quality measures in the context of maternal care hospital services in Germany. Objective measures are obtained from publicly reported clinical indicators, while subjective measures are based on satisfaction scores from a large and nationwide patient survey. We merge both quality metrics to detailed hospital discharge records and quantify the additional distance expectant mothers are willing to travel to give bi...
#1Micael Castanheira (University of Southampton)
#2Carmine Ornaghi (University of Southampton)H-Index: 8
Last.Georges Siotis (University of Southampton)
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Abstract Generic drugs are sold at a fraction of the original brand price. Yet, generic entry typically produces a drop in the quantity market share of the molecule losing exclusivity. This effect is economically and statistically significant for a large dataset covering hundreds of prescription drugs sold in the US during the period 1994Q1-2003Q4. This paper proposes the first systematic analysis of what appears to be a market anomaly. We propose a model to characterize the market equilibrium b...
#1Hugh Gravelle (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 41
#2Dan Liu (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 1
Last.Rita Santos (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 7
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We examine whether family doctor firms in England respond to local competition by increasing their quality. We measure quality in terms of clinical performance and patient-reported satisfaction to capture its multi-dimensional nature. We use a panel covering 8 years for over 8000 English general practices, allowing us to control for unobserved local area effects. We measure competition by the number of rival doctors within a small distance. We find that increases in local competition are associa...
#1Cristian Pardo (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 2
Abstract This paper builds and estimates a dynamic choice model to examine the impact on health insurance selection of Chile's GES health care reform. This program provides guarantees in coverage and benefits to several health conditions in the context of a market where public and private health insurers co-exist. Structural differences in premiums, benefits and out-of-pocket medical costs across systems may have caused adverse selection problems. Restrictions on pre-existing conditions in the p...
#1Audrey Guo (Santa Clara University)
#2Jonathan Zhang (Stanford University)H-Index: 1
Abstract A fundamental question in health insurance markets is how do health care consumers dynamically optimize their medical utilization under non-linear insurance contracts? Our paper tests the neoclassical prediction that a fully forward-looking agent only responds to their expected end-of-year price. Our unique identification strategy studies families during the year of childbirth who will likely satisfy their annual deductible, thereby knowing their expected end-of-year price. We find that...
#1Jessamyn Schaller (CMC: Claremont McKenna College)H-Index: 8
#2Lisa Schulkind (UNCC: University of North Carolina at Charlotte)H-Index: 3
Last.Teny Maghakian ShapiroH-Index: 3
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Abstract This paper examines the determinants of parental decisions about infant immunization. Using the exact timing of vaccination relative to birth, we estimate the effects of local pertussis outbreaks occurring in utero and during the first two months of life on the likelihood of on-time initial immunization for pertussis and other diseases. We find that parents respond to changes in perceived disease risk: pertussis outbreaks within a state increase the rate of on-time receipt of the pertus...
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