A longitudinal model of the dynamics between HMOs consumer-friendliness and preventive health care utilization

Academic Article


  • This study aims at replicating and extending Xiao and Savages (2008) research to understand the multidimensional aspect of HMOs distinguished by HMOs consumer-friendliness, and their relationship to consumers preventive care utilization. This study develops a dynamic model to consider both concurrent and time lagging effects of HMOs consumer-friendliness. Our data analysis discloses similar relationship patterns as revealed by Xiao and Savage. Additionally, our findings reveal the time-series changes of the influence of HMOs consumer-friendliness that either the effects of early experienced HMOs' consumer-friendliness wear out totally or HMOs consumerfriendly characteristics on the concurrent term contain most of the explanatory power.
  • Authors

    Author List

  • Xiaos Q; Savage GT; Zhuang W
  • Start Page

  • 76
  • End Page

  • 110
  • Volume

  • 37
  • Issue

  • 1