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MTA KRTK KTI szeminárium

Start: 01/11/2018 14:00
End: 01/11/2018 16:00
Location: MTA Humán Tudományok Kutatóháza, Budapest, Tóth Kálmán utca 4. fszt. K13.

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Elek Péter
The closer the better: does better access to outpatient care prevent hospitalization?
/Péter Elek – Tamás Molnár – Balázs Váradi/

In 2010-2012 new outpatient service locations were established in poor Hungarian microregions. We exploit this quasi-experiment to estimate the extent of substitution between outpatient and inpatient care. Fixed-effects Poisson models on individual-level panel data for years 2008-2015 show that the number of outpatient visits increased by 19% and the number of inpatient stays decreased by 1.6% as a result, driven by a marked reduction of potentially avoidable hospitalization (PAH) (5%). In our dynamic specification, PAH effects occur in the year after the treatment, whereas non-PAH only decreases with a multi-year lag. The instrumental variable estimates suggest that a unit increase in outpatient care expenditures produces a 0.6 unit decrease in inpatient care expenditures. Our results (1) strengthen the claim that bringing outpatient care closer to a previously underserved population yields considerable health benefits, and (2) suggest that there is a strong substitution element between outpatient and inpatient care.

Economics with policy - international seminar series organized by the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies

A monthly event, it features the presentation of an academic paper and a shortdiscussion. In this seminar, papers will be presented on diverse topics from international trade, regional development, competition, game theory to labor markets or education. A one hour presentation will be followed by a moderated policy discussion where the author and the moderator will discuss the policy relevant conclusions and potential applications in the European Union and Hungary.

Territorial Cohesion in Europe - International Conference for the 70th Anniversary of the Transdanubian Research Institute

The Transdanubian Research Institute (recently Department) of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies Institute for Regional Studies will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its foundation in the year 2013.

Our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to Professor János Kornai

... on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

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