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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Does Seeing the Doctor More Often Keep You Out of the Hospital?

Robert Kaestner, Anthony T. Lo Sasso

NBER Working Paper No. 18255
Issued in July 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

Partial funding for this research was provided by the American Enterprise Institute as part of its National Research Initiative. We thank Jonathan Kolstad, Leighton Ku, Judy Lave, Thomas Miller, Steve Parente, and Coady Wing for their comments on an earlier version of this article, and participants at a presentation of this research at the American Enterprise Institute, the American Society of Health Economists, Carnegie Mellon University, DePaul University, Pittsburgh University, Rice University, University of California-San Francisco, University of Chicago, University of South Florida, and Washington University for their comments. Outstanding research assistance was provided by Jeff Schiman. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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