Doctors’ fees in Ireland following the change in reimbursement : did they jump?
|Title:||Doctors’ fees in Ireland following the change in reimbursement : did they jump?||Authors:||Madden, David (David Patrick)||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/602||Date:||Nov-2005||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:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. School of Economics||Copyright (published version):||UCD School of Economics||Keywords:||Reimbursement,;Influential;Structural change||Subject LCSH:||Medical fees--Ireland
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Geary Institute Research Collection|
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