Multiple prior years of health expenditures and Medicare health plan choice.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study examines the effect of multiple prior years of health expenditures on the probability of enrollment in a Medicare HMO. Beneficiaries may require more than one year of prior expenditure data to form a reliable estimate of future expenditures if health expenditures have a significant transitory component. We used a logit model to estimate the influence of 1991-1993 Part A expenditures and demographic data on the choice of health plans in 1994. The results indicate that beneficiaries use multiple years of expenditures in their choice of health plan and the effect of prior spending declined with time.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Maciejewski, ML; Dowd, B; O'Connor, H

Published Date

  • September 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 247 - 261

PubMed ID

  • 15277781

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1389-6563

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/B:IHFE.0000036049.40865.72


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States