Haas-Wilson, Deborah and Scheffler, Richard and Cheadle, A (1989): Demand for Mental Health Services: An Episode of Treatment Approach. Published in: Southern Economic Journal , Vol. 55, (July 1989)
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This paper analyzes the demand for mental health services using data aggregated to the level of episode of treatment or the bundle of mental health services received during a period of continuous contact with the health care system. We estimate a multinomial logit model and provide estimates of the price elasticity of demand for episodes of mental health care by treatment category (inpatient, outpatient, outpatient with prescription drugs) and the price elasticity of demand for outpatient visits within an episode of care.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Demand for Mental Health Services: An Episode of Treatment Approach|
|Keywords:||Demand for health care services; price elasticity of demand; episodes of treatment|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I11 - Analysis of Health Care Markets|
|Depositing User:||Deborah Haas-Wilson|
|Date Deposited:||11. Jan 2010 01:47|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 17:33|
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