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The Elasticity of Demand for Health Care: A Review of the Literature and Its Application to the Military Health System

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ISBN13:

9780833031099

ISBN10:
0833031090
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Natl Book Network

Summary

Provides a framework for understanding the effects of changes in the Military Health System benefit structure on the demand for health care services paid for by the DoD.

Table of Contents

Preface iii
Tables
vii
Summary ix
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction
1(8)
A Brief Description of the Military Health System
2(1)
Key Differences Between the Military and Civilian Health Systems
3(6)
Methods
9(8)
Description of Elasticity Measures
9(2)
Own-Price Elasticity of Demand
9(1)
Income Elasticity of Demand
10(1)
Cross-Price Elasticity of Demand
11(1)
Special Issues Regarding the Elasticity of Demand for Health
11(6)
Measures of Health Care Demand
11(1)
Price of Health Care
12(1)
Time Prices and Health Care
12(1)
Types of Health Care
13(1)
Interrelationships Between the Demand for Health Insurance and Health Care
14(1)
Selection Effects
15(1)
Moral Hazard
15(1)
Provider Behavior
16(1)
Review of the Empirical Literature
17(30)
The Elasticity of Demand for Health Care
17(12)
Methodologies Used in the Literature
17(3)
Main Findings
20(1)
Price Elasticity of Demand for Health Care
20(7)
Income Elasticity of Demand for Health Care
27(1)
Time Price Elasticity of Demand for Health Care
28(1)
Price Elasticity of Demand for Specific Types of Services
29(10)
Main Findings
29(3)
Inpatient Versus Outpatient Demand Elasticities
32(2)
Preventive Care Versus Acute Care Demand Elasticities
34(1)
Price Elasticity of Demand for Prescription Drugs
35(1)
Price Elasticity of Demand for Mental Health Services
36(3)
The Elasticity of Demand for Health Insurance
39(8)
Main Findings
39(2)
Studies on the Price Elasticity of Demand for Different Health Plans
41(3)
The Income Elasticity of Demand for Different Health Plans
44(1)
The Price Elasticity of Demand for Supplementary Insurance
44(3)
Considering the Potential Effects of Current and Proposed Changes in Tricare Benefits
47(4)
Expansion of Pharmacy Benefits
47(1)
Tricare for Life
48(1)
Elimination of Copayments in TRICARE Prime
49(1)
Tricare Prime Remote
50(1)
Bibliography 51


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