Cover: Effects of Cost Sharing on Use of Medical Services and Health

Effects of Cost Sharing on Use of Medical Services and Health

Published 1992

by Emmett B. Keeler

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Summarizes the major findings of the RAND Health Insurance Experiment. It concludes that cost sharing reduced care but had little effect on health. In the years following the release of those data, conventional health insurance plans have increased front-end cost sharing to restrain spending on health care.

Originally published in: Journal of Medical Practice Management, v. 8, Summer 1992, pp. 317-321.

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