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Patients’ motivation and health plan choice
Patients’ motivation and health plan choice

Author(s): DongWoo Ko
Subject(s): Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Scientia Moralitas Research Institute
Keywords: Medicare; Beneficiaries’ Non-Switching Behavior; Psychological Cost; Hierarchical Linear Model (HLM)
Summary/Abstract: Previous studies have shown that Medicare beneficiaries tend not to switch their prescription drug plans (Part D) even though they can largely save drug costs by plan switching. To explore why this so-called “plan stickiness” happens, the present study focused on the concept of social exclusion, which is one of the most important characteristics of the elderly. This study compared the impact of two types of social exclusion on an association between psychological cost and plan switching passive (or rejected) social exclusion and active (or ignored) social exclusion.

  • Page Range: 243-243
  • Page Count: 1
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English