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Table 4 Semi-elasticity of number of services and number of patients after the introduction of EMSNCap Policy (for Fresh, Frozen and IUI Cycles)

From: A reduction in public funding for fertility treatment - an econometric analysis of access to treatment and savings to government

  Base model and lag With anticipatory behaviour and lag
     all age     all age
Variable Age ≤ 33 34 ≤ Age ≥ 39 Age ≥ 40 groups Age ≤ 33 34 ≤ Age ≥ 39 Age ≥ 40 groups
  Fresh Cycles
Number of services -0.22* -0.34*** -0.44*** -0.25*** -0.14* -0.21*** -0.38*** -0.16***
Number of patients -0.19* -0.28*** -0.32*** -0.20*** -0.12* -0.16*** -0.28*** -0.13***
  Frozen Cycles
Number of services -0.11* -0.07* -0.09 -0.09** -0.06 -0.08 0.07 -0.04
Number of patients -0.11* -0.07* -0.10 -0.09** -0.07 -0.09* 0.06 -0.05
  IUI Cycles
Number of services -0.14** -0.07 0.13 -0.01 -0.04 -0.06 0.12 0.00
Number of patients -0.04 -0.04 0.15 0.02 -0.03 -0.04 0.16* 0.02
  1. OLS Regression method is used for the semi-elasticity models. Estimated coefficients are presented. * Significance at 10%, ** Significance at 5%, *** Significance at 1%. Each column reports a separate model specification.