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Defensive Medicine: Evidence from Military Immunity

Michael D. Frakes, Jonathan Gruber

NBER Working Paper No. 24846
Issued in July 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are extremely grateful to Mike Dinneen and Daryl Crowe at the Military Health System and to Wendy Funk and Keith Hofmann at Kennell Inc. for making the MHS data available to us and for fielding endless questions. We thank Ronen Avraham for providing data on damage-cap reforms. We are also grateful to Jonathan Petkun and Chris Behrer for outstanding research assistance. We acknowledge funding from NIA grant R01AG049898. 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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