Estimating the probability and level of ambulatory mental health services use

Published

Journal Article

Analysis of the National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey for persons with positive out-of-pocket expenses for one or more ambulatory mental health visits indicates that demand for such visits is responsive to price, and considerably more so than demand for health visits. Income, education, and insurance coverage interact in predicting demand, and price elasticity varies across income groups.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Taube, CA; Kessler, LG; Burns, BJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 2 II

Start / End Page

  • 321 - 340

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0017-9124

Citation Source

  • Scopus