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Replication data for: Patient Cost-Sharing and Hospitalization Offsets in the Elderly

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Chandra, Amitabh
  • Gruber, Jonathan
  • McKnight, Robin
Publication Date
2010-03-01
Description
  • Abstract

    In the Medicare program, increases in cost sharing by a supplemental insurer can exert financial externalities. We study a policy change that raised patient cost sharing for the supplemental insurer for retired public employees in California. We find that physician visits and prescription drug usage have elasticities that are similar to those of the RAND Health Insurance Experiment (HIE). Unlike the HIE, however, we find substantial "offset" effects in terms of increased hospital utilization. The savings from increased cost sharing accrue mostly to the supplemental insurer, while the costs of increased hospitalization accrue mostly to Medicare. (JEL G22, I12, I18, J14)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.100.1.193 (Text)
Publications
  • Chandra, Amitabh, Jonathan Gruber, and Robin McKnight. “Patient Cost-Sharing and Hospitalization Offsets in the Elderly.” American Economic Review 100, no. 1 (March 2010): 193–213. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.100.1.193.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.100.1.193 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-11

Chandra, Amitabh; Gruber, Jonathan; McKnight, Robin (2010): Replication data for: Patient Cost-Sharing and Hospitalization Offsets in the Elderly. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112324