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November 30, 2018

The effect of reinsuring a deductible on pharmaceutical spending: A Dutch case study on low-income people

Publication

The basic health insurance in the Netherlands includes a mandatory deductible of currently 385 euros per adult per year. Several municipalities offer a group contract for low-income people in which the deductible is reinsured, meaning that out-of-pocket spending under the deductible is covered by supplementary insurance. This study examines to what extent such reinsurance leads to higher pharmaceutical spending.

October 18, 2018

Causes of regional variation in Dutch healthcare expenditures: evidence from movers

Publication

We assess the relative importance of demand and supply factors as determinants of regional variation in healthcare expenditures in the Netherlands. Our empirical approach follows individuals who migrate between regions. We use individual data on annual healthcare expenditures for the entire Dutch population between the years 2006 and 2013.

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July 10, 2018

Analyse actieprogramma ‘Werken in de Zorg’

Publication (in Dutch only)

Het CPB heeft op verzoek van PVV, GroenLinks, SP, PvdA, 50PLUS, DENK, SGP en FVD het actieprogramma ‘Werken in de zorg’ geanalyseerd. Naast de budgettaire effecten komen ook de programma-effecten (het effect op de werkgelegenheid in de zorg) van het actieprogramma aan bod.

March 29, 2018

Does managed competition constrain hospitals’ contract prices? Evidence from the Netherlands

Publication

In the Dutch health care system health insurers negotiate with hospitals about the pricing of hospital products in a managed competition framework. In this paper, we study these contract prices that became for the first time publicly available in 2016. The data show substantive price variation between hospitals for the same products, and within a hospital for the same product across insurers.