Does higher Institutional Quality improve the Appropriateness of Healthcare Provision?

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2HgzDTi on May 13, 2019 at 09:34AM We study the effect of institutional quality on the appropriateness of healthcare provision in Italian hospitals. We focus on cesarean section rates for first-time mothers, which is a common indicator of appropriateness in healthcare and is vulnerable to providers’ opportunistic behaviors. To identify the […]

Does Gentrification Displace Poor Children? New Evidence from New York City Medicaid Data

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2YoI3h6 on May 13, 2019 at 09:34AM The pace of gentrification has accelerated in cities across the country since 2000, and many observers fear it is displacing low-income populations from their homes and communities. We offer new evidence about the consequences of gentrification on mobility, building and neighborhood conditions, using longitudinal […]

Health Insurance and Marriage Behavior: Will Marriage Lock Hold Under Healthcare Reform?

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2HkzQ8h on May 13, 2019 at 09:34AM Spousal healthcare coverage can potentially cause “marriage lock” in which couples stay married for the sake of health insurance benefits. However, the “marriage lock” effect may change under healthcare reforms. In this paper, I examine the impact of the 2006 Massachusetts healthcare reform on […]

Health Insurance Coverage and Marriage Behavior: Is There Evidence of Marriage Lock?

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2YoHZxS on May 13, 2019 at 09:34AM Premiums and eligibility for health insurance may cause “marriage lock,” in which couples stay married for the sake of maintaining health insurance coverage. By using the Health and Retirement Study for adults aged 60–70, I examine whether employer-based spousal health insurance coverage discourages divorce. […]

Multi-criteria decision analysis for health technology assessment: addressing methodological challenges to improve the state of the art

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2HhnYnn on May 13, 2019 at 09:34AM Background: Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) concepts, models and tools have been used increasingly in health technology assessment (HTA), with several studies pointing out practical and theoretical issues related to its use. This study provides a critical review of published studies on MCDA in the […]

Do-It-Yourself medicine? The impact of light cannabis liberalization on prescription drugs

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2YnmTzZ on May 13, 2019 at 09:34AM This paper provides the first analysis of “Do-it-Yourself Medicine†concerning marijuana consumption by studying the effects of the unintended liberalization of light cannabis that took place in Italy in 2016 on prescription drugs sales. Using a unique and high-frequency dataset on monthly sales of […]