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dc.contributor.authorFan, Elliotten_US
dc.contributor.authorLien, Hsienmingen_US
dc.contributor.authorMa, Ching-To Alberten_US
dc.coverage.spatialNetherlandsen_US
dc.date2019-04-08
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-08T14:20:59Z
dc.date.available2019-10-08T14:20:59Z
dc.date.issued2019-07
dc.identifierhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31071646
dc.identifier.citationElliott Fan, Hsienming Lien, Ching-To Albert Ma. 2019. "Uterus at a price: Disability insurance and hysterectomy." Journal of Health Economics, Volume 66, pp. 1 - 17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2019.04.001
dc.identifier.issn1879-1646
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/38208
dc.description.abstractTaiwanese Labor, Government Employee, and Farmer Insurance programs provide 5 to 6 months of salary to enrollees who undergo hysterectomies or oophorectomies before their 45th birthday. These programs create incentives for more and earlier treatments, referred to as inducement and timing effects. Using National Health Insurance data between 1997 and 2011, we estimate these effects on surgery hazards by difference-in-difference and bunching-smoothing polynomial methods. For Government Employee and Labor Insurance, inducement is 11-12% of all hysterectomies, and timing 20% of inducement. For oophorectomies, both effects are insignificant. Enrollees' behaviors are consistent with rational choices. Each surgery qualifies an enrollee for the same benefit, but oophorectomy has more adverse health consequences than hysterectomy. Induced hysterectomies increase benefit payments and surgical costs, at about the cost of a mammogram and 5 pap smears per enrollee.en_US
dc.format.extent1 - 17en_US
dc.languageeng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Health Economics
dc.subjectDisability insuranceen_US
dc.subjectHysterectomyen_US
dc.subjectMoral hazarden_US
dc.subjectOophorectomyen_US
dc.subjectApplied economicsen_US
dc.subjectPublic health and health servicesen_US
dc.subjectHealth policy & servicesen_US
dc.titleUterus at a price: Disability insurance and hysterectomyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jhealeco.2019.04.001
pubs.elements-sourcepubmeden_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Economicsen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.mycv468453


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