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Principles in Health Economics and Policy$
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Jan Abel Olsen

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237814

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237814.001.0001

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Patient payment

Patient payment

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(p.127) Chapter 9 Patient payment
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Principles in Health Economics and Policy
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Jan Abel Olsen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237814.003.0009

In all countries, patients pay for some types of health care, in full or in part. This chapter discusses various types of patient payments, their distributional effects, and the policy option of applying negative patient payments to increase the utilization of some types of health care. Exercises and suggested readings are included at the end of the chapter.

Keywords:   health care, patients, patient payments, deductibles

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