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Title
Private health insurance: new measures of a complex and changing industry.
First Author
Arnett 3d, Ross H
Date of Pub
1984 Winter
Pages
31-42
Volume
6
Issue
2
Other Authors
Trapnell, Gordon R
Abstract
Private health insurance benefit payments are an integral component of estimates of national health expenditures. Recent analyses indicate that the insurance industry has undergone significant changes since the mid-1970's. As a result of these study findings and corresponding changes to estimating techniques, private health insurance estimates have been revised upward. This has had a major impact on national health expenditure estimates. This article describes the changes that have occurred in the industry, discusses some of the implications of those changes, presents a new methodology to measure private health insurance and the resulting estimate levels, and then examines concepts that underpin these estimates.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Evaluation Studies : Fees and Charges/trends : Health Expenditures/trends : Insurance, Health/classification : Methods : United States
NTIS Number
PB85-155075