Health insurance system fragmentation and COVID-19 mortality: Evidence from in Peru

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Peru has a fragmented health insurance system in which most insureds can only access the providers in their insurer’s network. The two largest schemes covered 53% and 30% of the population on 5 March 2020. Some individuals have dual insurance: they belong to both schemes and can thereby access a larger set of providers. We investigate whether this greater access to providers for those with dual insurance reduced mortality from COVID-19 between 6 March 2020 (the start of the pandemic in Peru) and 30 June 2021.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork, UK
PublisherCentre for Health Economics, University of York
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2022

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PublisherCentre for Health economics, University of York

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