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Title The effects of the 2016 Presidential election and related immigration policies and enforcement actions on health care utilization among undocumented immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area
Post date 08/03/2018
C1 Background and Explanation of Rationale

We will analyze the effect of the 2016 Presidential election, the passage of immigration-related legislature and some local migration enforcement events in 2017 and 2018 on health care utilization among immigrants in two San Francisco Bay Area regions.

C2 What are the hypotheses to be tested?

We expect to observe lower health care utilization rates immediately after the events of interest among likely undocumented patients. We also expect increases in emergency room visits and/or hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions for the same group. At the same time, we predict no significant differences in health care usage among likely documented patients. We hypothesize there could be some spillover effects to documented individuals of Hispanic origin.

C3 How will these hypotheses be tested? *

We will compare the rate of health care utilization around the events of interest among possibly undocumented individuals with otherwise similar but likely documented ones. We will use information on available personal characteristics such as age, gender, race and spoken language to create the control groups. Methodologically, besides analyzing the raw data, we will use a panel fixed effects framework and possibly a regression discontinuity design.

C4 Country United States
C5 Scale (# of Units) not provided by authors
C6 Was a power analysis conducted prior to data collection? not provided by authors
C7 Has this research received Insitutional Review Board (IRB) or ethics committee approval? Yes
C8 IRB Number not provided by authors
C9 Date of IRB Approval not provided by authors
C10 Will the intervention be implemented by the researcher or a third party? not provided by authors
C11 Did any of the research team receive remuneration from the implementing agency for taking part in this research? not provided by authors
C12 If relevant, is there an advance agreement with the implementation group that all results can be published? not provided by authors
C13 JEL Classification(s) not provided by authors