Replication data for: The Economic Consequences of Hospital Admissions
- Dobkin, Carlos
- Finkelstein, Amy
- Kluender, Raymond
- Notowidigdo, Matthew J.
AbstractWe use an event study approach to examine the economic consequences of hospital admissions for adults in two datasets: survey data from the Health and Retirement Study, and hospitalization data linked to credit reports. For non-elderly adults with health insurance, hospital admissions increase out-of-pocket medical spending, unpaid medical bills, and bankruptcy, and reduce earnings, income, access to credit, and consumer borrowing. The earnings decline is substantial compared to the out-of-pocket spending increase, and is minimally insured prior to age-eligibility for Social Security Retirement Income. Relative to the insured non-elderly, the uninsured non-elderly experience much larger increases in unpaid medical bills and bankruptcy rates following a hospital admission. Hospital admissions trigger fewer than 5 percent of all bankruptcies in our sample.
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DOI: 10.1257/aer.20161038 (Text)
Dobkin, Carlos, Amy Finkelstein, Raymond Kluender, and Matthew J. Notowidigdo. “The Economic Consequences of Hospital Admissions.” American Economic Review 108, no. 2 (February 2018): 308–52. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20161038.
- ID: 10.1257/aer.20161038 (DOI)
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