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  1. Substitution of physicians and other providers in outpatient mental health care.

    Article - En anglais

    Traduction en français : Substitution de médecins et autres producteurs de soins dans les services de consultation externe de psychiatrie.

    This paper evaluates the extent to witch patients may substitute physicians and non-physician outpatient mental health services in response to insurance coverage which differs by provider type.

    Using data from the National Medical Expenditure Survey, a semi-flexible two-stage demand specification is used to estimate substitution elasticities.

    Our results indicate that insurance coverage significantly affects the choice of provider from whom care is sought and, for individuals who seek care from both provider types, that physician and non-physician services are substitutes.

    Our elasticity estimates provide a welfare economic argument supporting coverage parity of physician and non-physician mental health services.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Psychiatrie, Besoin, Médecin, Protection sociale, Modèle, Demande, Santé, Personnel sanitaire, Substitution

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychiatry, Need, Physician, Welfare aids, Models, Demand, Health, Health staff, Substitution

    Notice produite par :
    CREDES - Centre de Recherche, d'Etudes et de Documentation en Economie de la Santé (devenu IRDES)

    Cote : 15901, P173

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 11/09/1998.