This article summarizes the research and data currently available on different dimensions of consumer choice.
These dimensions include not only whether to participate in a health care plan and which plan to select if given a choice butalso the decisions that lead to having a choice and the implications of making the choice.
Data are presented on what choices consumers face, how many are given what kinds of choices, what constraints they face, what we know about how they make these choices, and what information they are given and what they use.
The majority of Americans are offered some kind of health insurance plan either through their place of employment or as a dependent on someone else's employer-sponsored health plan.
About half of those offered health insurance are offered a choice, usually of only two or three plans.
The majority elect to participate in one of those plans.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Soin, Service santé, Utilisateur, Choix, Contrainte, Evaluation, Homme, Economie santé, Organisation santé, Revue bibliographique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Care, Health service, User, Choice, Constraint, Evaluation, Human, Health economy, Public health organization, Bibliographic review
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0418175
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 22/03/2000.