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Health insurance system fragmentation and COVID-19 mortality: Evidence from in Peru

Posted on 20 December 2022

CHE's latest Research Paper 189 written by Misael Anaya-Montes and Hugh Gravelle

Peru has a fragmented health insurance system in which most insureds can only access the providers in their insurer’s network. The two largest schemes covered 53% and 30% of the population on 5 March 2020. Some individuals have dual insurance: they belong to both schemes and can thereby access a larger set of providers. We investigate whether this greater access to providers for those with dual insurance reduced mortality from COVID-19 between 6 March 2020 (the start of the pandemic in Peru) and 30 June 2021.

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