Título: Effects of prescription drug insurance on hospitalization and mortality: evidence from medicare part D / Robert Kaestner, Cuping Schiman, G. Caleb Alexander
Autor: Kaestner, Robert
Notas: Sumario: We used Medicare administrative data (20022009) and an instrumental variables design that exploits the natural experiment created by the implementation of Medicare Part D to estimate the effect of prescription drug coverage insurance on the use and costs of inpatient services. We find that gaining prescription drug insurance through Part D caused approximately a 4 percent decrease in hospital admission rate, a 25 percent decrease in Medicare inpatient payments per person, and a 1015 percent decrease in inpatient charges. Among specific types of admissions, gaining insurance was associated with significant decreases in admissions for CHF and COPD.
Registros relacionados: En: The Journal of risk and insurance. - Nueva York : The American Risk and Insurance Association, 1964- = ISSN 0022-4367. - 02/09/2019 Volumen 86 Número 3 - septiembre 2019 , p. 595-628
Otras clasificaciones: 344.1