Mixed Public/Private Health Insurance as an Evolutionary Game

Brown, H. Shelton (2001) Mixed Public/Private Health Insurance as an Evolutionary Game. Discussion Paper No. 290, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Brown, H. Shelton
Title Mixed Public/Private Health Insurance as an Evolutionary Game
School, Department or Centre School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Report Number Discussion Paper No. 290
Publication date 2001-05-01
Subject 340204 Health Economics
Abstract/Summary Most of the theoretical literature on private health insurance given a universal public alternative is partial equilibrium and static in nature. However, empirically, equilibria in these markets can take time to emerge and depend on other markets. This paper develops a dynamic game that describes the co-evolution of the public/private insurance and the public/private hospital markets. With a modest set of differential equations, a pattern of growth emerges wich is distinctly non-linear.
Keyword private health insurance
public health insurance
public hospitals
private hospitals
health care

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