Quarterly Journal of Economics

Oxford University Press
United States
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5.647 (2009)

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With Medicaid, ER visits remain high for two years, study shows

People enrolled in Medicaid significantly increase their emergency room visits for at least two years after they first sign up, according to a new study co-authored by an MIT economist. The finding will likely surprise those ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The business cycle drives the spread of viral diseases

A study by Bocconi's Jérôme Adda shows that epidemics spread faster during economic booms because more people are traveling and finds that school shutdowns and transportation network closures are seldom efficient measures


Having Medicaid increases emergency room visits

Adults who are covered by Medicaid use emergency rooms 40 percent more than those in similar circumstances who do not have health insurance, according to a unique new study, co-authored by an MIT economist, that sheds empirical ...