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Seminar: Geographic Variation in Healthcare Expenditure in the Netherlands: Evidence from Movers

Tuesday January 23 2018 Ana Moura (UvT) will give a presentation titled ‘Geographic Variation in Healthcare Expenditure in the Netherlands: Evidence from Movers’

DateTuesday, 23 January 2018
Time13:00 - 14:00
LocationCPB (Seminarroom 3 - Braamzaal), Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, The Hague
PresentationAna Moura (UvT)
DiscussantLeida Lamers (VWS)
Working languageEnglish
RubricHealth economics

The CPB organises seminars for researchers. In these seminars academic papers are presented and discussed. The preliminary findings, presented and discussed, are not intended for publication in any form.
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Seminars are held on Tuesday from 13.00h to 14.00h.

We assess the relative importance of demand and supply as determinants of geographic variation in healthcare expenditure in the Netherlands. Our empirical approach uses people who migrate within the country. Following people over time allows to control for individual unobserved characteristics. We use data on annual healthcare expenditure per category of care for the entire Dutch population between 2006 and 2013, resulting in over 100 million observations. Our results show that geographic variation in healthcare expenditure is mostly driven by patients, with an estimated share around 0.7. There is little evidence of heterogeneity across categories of care.

Disclaimer: 'The views and analysis presented in the seminar do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the CPB'

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