Health dynamics, adaptation to illness and resource allocation

Katharina Hauck, Bruce Hollingsworth

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Abstract

The increased availability of panel data has made it possible to estimate and measure health dynamics for population subgroups who may have systematically different levels of dynamics. We use a straightforward hypothetical example to investigate the implications of different levels of health dynamics on health outcomes, considering in addition the effects of adaptation to illness over time. The results demonstrate implications for the assessment of health technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1545 - 1548
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume18
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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