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Discontinuous system of allowances: the response of prosocial health-care professionals

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This paper examines the unintended strategic effects of non-linear incentives in public policies. A system of health care subsidies structured into discrete intervals may lead to strategic behaviour. We provide new evidence on this issue, focusing on a case where strategic actions are taken by healthcare providers (HCPs). We show that HCPs adjust the score of claimants in long-term care needs assessments, allowing claimants to access higher levels of care benefits. This adjustment does not br...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Public Economics Journal website
Volume:
190
Article number:
104248
Publication date:
2020-09-03
Acceptance date:
2020-07-22
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ISSN:
0047-2727
Pubs id:
1132526
Local pid:
pubs:1132526

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