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Micro-Health Insurance in Cambodia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2007 by University of California, Berkeley.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
French Development Agency
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Information provided by:
University of California, Berkeley Identifier:
First received: September 18, 2007
Last updated: September 19, 2007
Last verified: September 2007
People who buy insurance are sicker and/or more risk averse than those who don't. Also, Micro-health insurance increases utilization of public health care facilities and protects against asset sales.

Condition Intervention Phase
Health Insurance Sale Health Utilization Asset Sales, Investment and Saving Behaviors Behavioral: Savings Behavior and Consumer's Approach to Risk Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized Control Trial of Micro-Health Insurance in Cambodia

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Berkeley:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Better Understand Health Utilization Behavior in Cambodia

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Better Understand asset sales, investment and saving behaviors

Study Start Date: April 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Detailed Description:
Randomly assign coupons giving a discounted price for insurance. Since coupon receipt is exogenous, use these coupons as an instrument for take-up of insurance.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be in a village where the health insurance program is being offered.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00532181

Contact: Rachel Polimeni, PhD Student Economics (510) 684 8507

Sky Health Insurance Not yet recruiting
Phenom Phen, Cambodia
Contact: David Levine, PhD Econ    (510)642-1697   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Berkeley
French Development Agency
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Principal Investigator: David Levine, PhD Econ University of California, Berkeley
  More Information Identifier: NCT00532181     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CPHS Protocol 2007-3-48
Study First Received: September 18, 2007
Last Updated: September 19, 2007

Keywords provided by University of California, Berkeley:
Health insurance
Health utilization rates
Saving Behavior
Risk aversion processed this record on September 21, 2017