Micro-Health Insurance in Cambodia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
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
ClinicalTrials.gov 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
Phase 0

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

Resource links provided by NLM:

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.

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: 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 
Study First Received: September 18, 2007
Last Updated: September 19, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 30, 2016