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On the existence of relative moral hazard

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Whipple, David Richard
Brill, Edward A.
Walsh, David Francis
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1973-07
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1973-07
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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en_US
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The paper points out that for purposes of estimating the total cost of various health care bills providing comprehensive prepaid care the relevant concept is not 'moral hazard' as usually defined, but rather relative moral hazard, the tendency for an individual to increase utilization over what they might have done under a fee-for-service plus coinsurance system. Although the empirical results are tentative and preliminary, they seem to indicate that great per capita jumps in the consumption of free inpatient care may well have been exaggerated. (Author)
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NPS55WP73071A
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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