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Micro-Health Insurance in Cambodia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00532181
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2007 by University of California, Berkeley.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 20, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 20, 2007
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Health Insurance Sale Health Utilization Asset Sales, Investment and Saving Behaviors Behavioral: Savings Behavior and Consumer's Approach to Risk Early Phase 1

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.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized Control Trial of Micro-Health Insurance in Cambodia
Study Start Date : April 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Health Insurance
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Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Better Understand Health Utilization Behavior in Cambodia

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

Eligibility Criteria

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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.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00532181

Contact: Rachel Polimeni, PhD Student Economics (510) 684 8507 polimeni@econ.berkeley.edu

Sky Health Insurance Not yet recruiting
Phenom Phen, Cambodia
Contact: David Levine, PhD Econ    (510)642-1697    levine@haas.berkeley.edu   
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

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00532181     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CPHS Protocol 2007-3-48
First Posted: September 20, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2007
Last Verified: September 2007

Keywords provided by University of California, Berkeley:
Health insurance
Health utilization rates
Saving Behavior
Risk aversion