Doctors’ fees in Ireland following the change in reimbursement : did they jump

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Title: Doctors’ fees in Ireland following the change in reimbursement : did they jump
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
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Date: 2007
Abstract: This paper analyses the pure time-series properties of doctors’ fees in Ireland to assess whether a structural change in the series is observed at the time of the change in reimbursement in 1989. Such a break would be consistent with doctors responding to the reimbursement change in a manner predicted by supplier-induced-demand behaviour and would provide indirect evidence that such inducement had taken place. Structural change is assessed on the basis of CUSUM and CUSUMSQ tests. The data is also analysed for the presence of unusually influential observations. In neither case are the results consistent with a break around the time of the introduction of the change.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Economic and Social Research Institute
Journal: Economic and Social Review
Volume: 38
Issue: 2
Start page: 259
End page: 274
Copyright (published version): Copyright owned by Economic and Social Studies 2007
Subject LCSH: Medical fees--Ireland
Medical policy--Ireland
Time-series analysis
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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