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An App Call a Day Keeps the Patient Away? Substitution of Online and In-Person Doctor Consultations Among Young Adults


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Title: An App Call a Day Keeps the Patient Away? Substitution of Online and In-Person Doctor Consultations Among Young Adults
Authors: Ellegård, Lina Maria
Kjellsson, Gustav
Mattisson, Linn
Issue Date: Jun-2021
Extent: 97
Publication type: report
Publisher: University of Gothenburg
Organization: Department of Economics
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
808
Keywords: telemedicine
primary health care
co-payments
regression discontinuity design
Abstract: The emergence of markets for online physician consultations -- direct-to-consumers telemedicine (DCT) -- is transforming healthcare services in many nations. The convenience of DCT lowers the cost of seeking care, thus potentially increasing demand. Yet, it is not known whether patients consuming online care turn to traditional providers as well. This is one of the first studies to causally assess to which degree online physician consultations substitute for in-person consultations. We exploit t... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: I11, I12, I18
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/68545
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