Replication data for: The Effect of Patient Cost Sharing on Utilization, Health, and Risk Protection
- Shigeoka, Hitoshi
AbstractThis paper exploits a sharp reduction in patient cost sharing at age 70 in Japan, using a regression discontinuity design to examine its effect on utilization, health, and financial risk arising from out-of-pocket expenditures. Due to the national policy, cost sharing is 60–80 percent lower at age 70 than at age 69. I find that both outpatient and inpatient care are price sensitive among the elderly. While I find little impact on mortality and other health outcomes, the results show that reduced cost sharing is associated with lower out-of-pocket expenditures, especially at the right tail of the distribution.
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DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.7.2152 (Text)
Shigeoka, Hitoshi. “The Effect of Patient Cost Sharing on Utilization, Health, and Risk Protection.” American Economic Review 104, no. 7 (July 2014): 2152–84. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.104.7.2152.
- ID: 10.1257/aer.104.7.2152 (DOI)
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