Consumer Behavior

Publication Title: 
Violence and Victims

Incidents of domestic violence are frequently not reported to police (e.g., Johnson, 1990; Langan & Innes, 1986; Roy, 1977), and people commonly assume that women's reasons for not calling about violence by a current or former partner are intrapersonal (e.g., shame, embarrassment, love). However, few researchers have asked battered women themselves about the frequency of their police contacts and their reasons for not calling the police.

Author(s): 
Fleury, R. E.
Sullivan, C. M.
Bybee, D. I.
Davidson, W. S.
Publication Title: 
The New England Journal of Medicine

Comparisons between the United Kingdom and the United States reveal definite differences in the style and content of primary medical practice. In the United States emphasis is on diagnosis. In the United Kingdom emphasis is on continuity and homebased care supported by a nationwide network of paramedical and social services. In both countries more is known about what discontents physicians than what satisfies patients.

Author(s): 
Robinson, D.
Publication Title: 
The New England Journal of Medicine

Comparisons between the United Kingdom and the United States reveal definite differences in the style and content of primary medical practice. In the United States emphasis is on diagnosis. In the United Kingdom emphasis is on continuity and homebased care supported by a nationwide network of paramedical and social services. In both countries more is known about what discontents physicians than what satisfies patients.

Author(s): 
Robinson, D.
Publication Title: 
Social Science & Medicine (1982)

In this study, it is first of all investigated whether elderly and younger hospital patients differ with respect to satisfaction with several aspects of their stay in the hospital, medical and hospital knowledge, emotional state, seeking information, discussing problems and engaging in self-care. Second, it is investigated whether age differences on these variables can be explained by demographic variables, previous hospitalization experience, information received and personality characteristics on which elderly and younger patients differ.

Author(s): 
Breemhaar, B.
Visser, A. P.
Kleijnen, J. G.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Health Economics

Although most private health insurance in US is employment-based, little is known about how employers choose health plans for their employees. In this paper, I examine the relationship between employee preferences for health insurance and the health plans offered by employers. I find evidence that employee characteristics affect the generosity of the health plans offered by employers and the likelihood that employers offer a choice of plans.

Author(s): 
Bundorf, M. Kate
Publication Title: 
Inquiry: A Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing

Concerns about attracting disproportionate numbers of employees with alcohol problems limit employers' willingness to offer health plans with generous alcohol treatment benefits. This paper analyzes two potential avenues of adverse selection, namely biased enrollment into plans and biased exit from plans offered by 57 employers between 1991 and 1997.

Author(s): 
Harris, Katherine M.
Sturm, Roland
Publication Title: 
Rural and Remote Health

INTRODUCTION: The Rural Undergraduate Support and Coordination program funds medical schools to provide all medical students some time in rural Australia throughout their course. The University of Adelaide has developed a rural week program for both first and second year students to fulfill part of this objective. METHODS: First year students' rural week is an introduction to a range of rural health issues, Indigenous culture and rural lifestyle issues.

Author(s): 
Newbury, Jonathan W.
Shannon, Susan
Ryan, Vanessa
Whitrow, Melissa
Publication Title: 
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

While Congress debated prescription drug coverage for more than a decade before amending the Medicare program in 2003, thirty-one states provided such benefits to their citizens. Why were the same special interests that were reputedly so effective in delaying prescription drug coverage at the national level seemingly incapable of stopping the majority of states from passing the same kinds of legislation?

Author(s): 
Gray, Virginia
Lowery, David
Godwin, Erik K.
Publication Title: 
Health Services Research

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of health plan benefit design and price on consumers' decisions to purchase health insurance in the nongroup market and their choice of plan. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SETTING: Administrative data from the three largest nongroup insurers in California and survey data about those insured in the nongroup market and the uninsured in California. STUDY DESIGN: We fit a nested logit model to examine the effects of plan characteristics on consumer choice while accounting for substitutability among certain groups of products.

Author(s): 
Marquis, M. Susan
Buntin, Melinda Beeuwkes
Escarce, JosÈ J.
Kapur, Kanika
Publication Title: 
Health Economics

International differences in long-term care (LTC) use are well documented, but not well understood. Using comparable data from two countries with universal public LTC insurance, the Netherlands and Germany, we examine how institutional differences relate to differences in the choice for informal and formal LTC. Although the overall LTC utilization rate is similar in both countries, use of formal care is more prevalent in the Netherlands and informal care use in Germany.

Author(s): 
Bakx, Pieter
de Meijer, Claudine
Schut, Frederik
van Doorslaer, Eddy

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