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Free for All?

Lessons from the RAND Health Insurance Experiment

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674319141

Publication Date: 02/01/1996


504 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 line illustrations, 166 tables


  • Acknowledgments
  • I. Introduction
    • Background
    • The Design of the Experiment
  • II. Effects of Cost Sharing on Use of Medical Services
    • Total Annual Per Person Expenditure
    • Episodes of Treatment
    • Specific Types of Use
  • III. Effects of Cost Sharing on Health Outcomes
    • Adult Health Status and Patient Satisfaction
    • Pediatric Health Status
  • IV. Results at the Health Maintenance Organization
    • Use of Services
    • Health and Satisfaction Outcomes
  • 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
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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