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【中央财经大学经济学院“龙马经济学双周学术论坛”】2019年春季学期第一讲:易君健

[发表时间]:2019-02-26 [浏览次数]:

 

讲座主题:Information Provision andStreamlined Medical Service: Evidence from a Mobile Appointment App

主讲嘉宾:易君健(新加坡国立大学助理教授)

讲座时间:201935日(周二),下午330-500

讲座地点:沙河校区学院1号楼102

嘉宾简介:易君健,香港中文大学经济学博士、美国芝加哥大家经济学博士后,现任新加坡国立大学经济学院助理教授,并在芝加哥大学、香港中文大学等科研机构作兼职研究。易君健老师研究领域为健康经济学及相关大数据分析、计量经济学、劳动与人口经济学,以及中国经济和东亚经济等。他先后在Journal of Labor EconomicsReview of Economicsand Statistics Journal of Comparative EconomicsChina Economic Review等权威期刊上发表论文近20篇,并担任Journal of Political Economy, Journalof Econometrics, Labor Economics等多本期刊担任匿名审稿人。

内容摘要:We examine the launch ofa mobile outpatient appointment app in China to study the effect of informationprovision and a streamlined appointment process on hospital operations and the alignmentof healthcare supply and demand. Using a longitudinal dataset on hospitaloperations and a difference-in-differences model, we document that the appincreases completed hospital consultations by 9.5%, through boostingregistrations by 4.8% and reducing appointment cancellations by 3.4%. The appimproves queuing efficiency in overcrowded hospitals and draws demand forunderutilized ones. Supported by additional evidence from a subset of patients’electronic medical records, we also find that the app directs patients to thehospital and department more suitable to their medical conditions and to lessbusy days, resulting in a better match between patient demand and hospitalservice.