Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Risk Adjustment

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_3030

Synonyms

Risk equalization

Definition

Risk adjustment refers to the use of information to calculate expected health care expenditures of consumers and to determine subsidies to health insurers to neutralize incentives for  preferred risk-selection.

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