Free for All?: Lessons from the RAND Health Insurance Experiment

Free for All?: Lessons from the RAND Health Insurance Experiment



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674318465
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1993
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 6.47(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.72(d)

About the Author

Joseph P. Newhouse is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University.

Table of Contents


Part I. Introduction


The Design of the Experiment

Part II. Effects of Cost Sharing on Use of Medical Services

Total Annual Per Person Expenditure

Episodes of Treatment

Specific Types of Use

Part III. Effects of Cost Sharing on Health Outcomes

Adult Health Status and Patient Satisfaction

Pediatric Health Status

Part IV. Results at the Health Maintenance Organization

Use of Services

Health and Satisfaction Outcomes

Part V. Lessons from the Health Insurance Experiment

Administrative Lessons

Central Findings and Policy Implications

Appendix A. Health Insurance Study Publications

Appendix B. Further Explanation of Design Decisions

Appendix C. Schedule of Benefits in the Family Health Protection Plan

Appendix D. Comparison of the Finite Selection and Conlisk-Watts Models




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