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Tables of Contents for The Elasticity of Demand for Health Care
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface
iii
Tables
vii
Summary
ix
Acknowledgments
xvii
Introduction
1
8
A Brief Description of the Military Health System
2
1
Key Differences Between the Military and Civilian Health Systems
3
6
Methods
9
8
Description of Elasticity Measures
9
2
Own-Price Elasticity of Demand
9
1
Income Elasticity of Demand
10
1
Cross-Price Elasticity of Demand
11
1
Special Issues Regarding the Elasticity of Demand for Health
11
6
Measures of Health Care Demand
11
1
Price of Health Care
12
1
Time Prices and Health Care
12
1
Types of Health Care
13
1
Interrelationships Between the Demand for Health Insurance and Health Care
14
1
Selection Effects
15
1
Moral Hazard
15
1
Provider Behavior
16
1
Review of the Empirical Literature
17
30
The Elasticity of Demand for Health Care
17
12
Methodologies Used in the Literature
17
3
Main Findings
20
1
Price Elasticity of Demand for Health Care
20
7
Income Elasticity of Demand for Health Care
27
1
Time Price Elasticity of Demand for Health Care
28
1
Price Elasticity of Demand for Specific Types of Services
29
10
Main Findings
29
3
Inpatient Versus Outpatient Demand Elasticities
32
2
Preventive Care Versus Acute Care Demand Elasticities
34
1
Price Elasticity of Demand for Prescription Drugs
35
1
Price Elasticity of Demand for Mental Health Services
36
3
The Elasticity of Demand for Health Insurance
39
8
Main Findings
39
2
Studies on the Price Elasticity of Demand for Different Health Plans
41
3
The Income Elasticity of Demand for Different Health Plans
44
1
The Price Elasticity of Demand for Supplementary Insurance
44
3
Considering the Potential Effects of Current and Proposed Changes in Tricare Benefits
47
4
Expansion of Pharmacy Benefits
47
1
Tricare for Life
48
1
Elimination of Copayments in TRICARE Prime
49
1
Tricare Prime Remote
50
1
Bibliography
51
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