Quality healthcare and health insurance retention: Evidence from a randomized experiment in the Kolkata Slums

dc.creatorDelavallade, Clara
dc.date2015-04-09T10:32:10Z
dc.date2015-04-09T10:32:10Z
dc.date2015-04
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T10:06:47Z
dc.date.available2015-05-28T10:06:47Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-28
dc.descriptionHealth care in developing countries is often unreliable and of poor quality, reducing incentives to use quality health services. Using data from a field experiment in India, I show that providing initial quality care improves the demand for quality health care by raising intended health insurance renewal and subsequent use of quality services. Randomly offering insurance policyholders a free consultation with a qualified doctor has a twofold effect: receiving this additional benefit raises willingness to pay to renew health insurance by 56 percent, exposed individuals are 11 percentage points more likely to consult a qualified practitioner when ill after the consultation.
dc.descriptionClara Delavallade is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at UCT, a Research Associate of SALDRU and a Research Fellow at IFPRI, c.delavallade@cgiar.org
dc.descriptionThis project was supported by grants from the International Labour Organization, the Center for Insurance and Risk Management at the Institute for Financial Management and Research, and the University of Cape Town.
dc.identifierDelavallade, C., (2015). Quality Healthcare and Health Insurance Retention: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in the Kolkata Slums. A Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit Working Paper Number 143. Cape Town: SALDRU, University of Cape Town
dc.identifier978-1-928281-04-7
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/776
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Access to and demand for quality healthcare KW - Micro health insurance retention KW - Willingness to pay KW - Trust KW - Poverty KW - India LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Quality healthcare and health insurance retention: Evidence from a randomized experiment in the Kolkata Slums TI - Quality healthcare and health insurance retention: Evidence from a randomized experiment in the Kolkata Slums UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/776 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/776
dc.languageen
dc.publisher.departmentSALDRUen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Commerceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.relationSALDRU Working Paper;143
dc.subjectAccess to and demand for quality healthcare
dc.subjectMicro health insurance retention
dc.subjectWillingness to pay
dc.subjectTrust
dc.subjectPoverty
dc.subjectIndia
dc.titleQuality healthcare and health insurance retention: Evidence from a randomized experiment in the Kolkata Slums
dc.typeWorking Paper
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uct.type.resourceWorking Paperen_ZA
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