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

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dc.contributor.author Madden, David (David Patrick)
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-21T16:02:23Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-21T16:02:23Z
dc.date.copyright UCD School of Economics en
dc.date.issued 2005-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/602
dc.description.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. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. School of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP05/20 en
dc.subject Reimbursement, en
dc.subject Influential en
dc.subject Structural change en
dc.subject.classification I11 en
dc.subject.classification C22 en
dc.subject.classification C52 en
dc.subject.lcsh Medical fees--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Medical policy--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Time-series analysis en
dc.title Doctors’ fees in Ireland following the change in reimbursement : did they jump? en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl David Madden (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/economics/staff/dmadden/dmaddenhome.htm en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Email: david.madden@ucd.ie; Tel: 353-1-7168396 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0014 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/economics/research/papers/2005/WP05.20.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Madden|David (David Patrick)|aut|UCD0014


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