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EAFITEscuelasEscuela de Economía y FinanzasEsc. de Economía y Finanzas / Bulletin NewsHow Much Could We Save From Investments in Preventive Child Health Care

Eventos / 23/10/2017

How Much Could We Save From Investments in Preventive Child Health Care

EXPOSITOR 

Adriana Camacho González, Ph.D.

Universidad de los Andes

Fecha: 27 de octubre de 2017
Hora: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Lugar: Bloque 19, aula 707, Universidad EAFIT

Abstract

This paper quantifies the returns to investment in preventive child health care regarding the reduction in the number of hospitalizations and emergency room visits in Bogotá, Colombia. Using administrative data for the years between 2003 and 2007, we construct a panel that includes consultation, emergency room visits and hospitalization at the individual level for children between the ages of 0 to 5. This panel allows us to follow all health services used by each individual throughout this period. We exploit the exogenous variation of an amendment to the legislation in 2004 that introduced the abolition of fees for preventive health care services for children under the age of one year for a specific health regime. We follow an instrumental variable approach to identify that an additional medical consultation visit, caused by the amendment benefits, reduces hospitalization in 0.039 units and emergency visits in 0.16 units in a given year. These results are robust to different time windows specifications. Moreover, long-term effects indicate that children who benefited from this reform have fewer hospitalizations and fewer consultations during their first five years of life, and a cost-benefit analysis concludes that the policy saves $64,533 per child yearly.


Acerca del expositor

Adriana Camacho es Ph.D. en Economía de Brown University y Economista de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Realiza evaluación de impacto de las Políticas Públicas, en especial los efectos directo de programas sociales sobre salud y educación. Adicionalmente estudia los efectos indirectos e inesperados de la política sobre mercado laboral, participación política, crimen, entre otros. En general le interesa identificar cambios de comportamientos inducidos por los programas sociales. Sus temas de interés son la Evaluación de Impacto de Programas Sociales, la Economía de la Salud, el Desarrollo Económico y la Economía Laboral.
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