Date of Thesis

2010

Thesis Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Economics

First Advisor

Amy Margaret Wolaver

Keywords

Health care, Health insurance, health care reform, Emergency Room utilization, Health Care Consumption

Abstract

The goal of this study was to examine the extent to which insurance type, or method of care management, impact the appropriate delivery of health care. Previous studies indicate a relationship between insurance type and patterns of consumption but do not directly link the incentives or disincentives inherent in each plan with trends inconsumption of health care. This study explores how different types of health insurance coverage affect the location, the degree, and the frequency of health care consumption in order to gain insight into which plans promote appropriate delivery and consumption ofcare.

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