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|Title:||The selection of an appropriate count data model for modelling health insurance and health care demand: Case of Indonesia|
|Keywords:||Health insurance;Demand for health care;Endogeneity;Count data models|
|Citation:||International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7(1), 9 - 27, 2010|
|Abstract:||We apply several estimators to Indonesian household data to estimate the relationship between health insurance and the number of outpatient visits to public and private providers. Once endogeneity of insurance is taken into account, there is a 63 percent increase in the average number of public visits by the beneficiaries of mandatory insurance for civil servants. Individuals' decisions to make first contact with private providers is affected by private insurance membership. However, insurance status does not make any difference for the number of future outpatient visits.|
|Description:||This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.|
|Appears in Collections:||Health Economics Research Group (HERG)|
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