ORCIBS Seminar -Yiannis Dimitrakopoulos

Author: CASE
Time: 11:00
Location: CASE Z-25

ORCIBS Seminar

Speaker: Yiannis Dimitrakopoulos-University of Athens

Title: The effect of an insurance coverage on patients strategic choice between public and private providers

Date:  Friday, 17 November 2017

Time:   11:00-12:30

Place:  CASE Z-25

Abstract: We analyze customers' equilibrium behavior when they decide on buying an insurance coverage for receiving treatment in a private provider instead of joining the public healthcare system, taking into account the cost of insurance, the private treatment cost and the level of congestion in the public healthcare facilities. Specifically, we formulate a two-stage game among risk and delay sensitive customers who make a decision, first, about buying a healthcare insurance or not that provides a discount on private treatment cost for a specific incident, and, second, on joining either the public healthcare system or a private provider whenever such incident occurs. For this equilibrium analysis, we model the public healthcare system as a queueing system, whereas the private provider can be considered as a costly outside option with no waiting for treatment.

Bio: Yiannis Dimitrakopoulos received his BSc in Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and his PhD degree in Informatics from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece. He also holds an MSc in Business Mathematics (joint degree from AUEB and NKUA) and an MSc degree in Statistics and Operations Research from NKUA. Currently, he is a Postdoc researcher and a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Athens. His current research interests include game theoretic queueing models, especially with healthcare applications.