Smoking behaviour and health care costs coverage: a European cross-country comparison

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Rezayatmand, Reza; Groot, Wim; Pavlova, Milena;
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Journal: International Journal of Health Economics and Management,volume 17,issue 4,pages453-471 (issn: 2199-9023, eissn: 2199-9031)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5703019, doi: 10.1007/s10754-017-9218-8
  • Subject: INSURANCE | Instrumental variable | Research Article | Health insurance | COUPLES | DEMAND | Health care cost coverage | I130 | I120 | Smoking | Adverse selection | D820 | CONCORDANCE

The empirical evidence about the effect of smoking on health care cost coverage is not consistent with the expectations based on the notion of adverse selection. This evidence is mostly based on correlational studies which cannot isolate the adverse selection effect fro... View more