An Equilibrium Model of General Practitioner Payment Schemes
AbstractIn an environment where GPs are of differing quality and heterogeneous patients have diï¬erent preferences for quality, it is shown that fee-for-service coupled with balance billing is a superior payment scheme to just fee-for-service or capitation payments as it generates an eï¬cient allocation of GPs between high and low quality and an eï¬cient allocation of patients between GPs. Where patients have more than one condition it is shown that fee-for-service allows patients to seek treatment from GPs of diï¬ering quality conditional on the medical condition they have.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by The Economic Society of Australia in its journal The Economic Record.
Volume (Year): 89 (2013)
Issue (Month): 286 (09)
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- Wright, Donald J., 2012. "An Equilibrium Model of General Practitioner Payment Schemes," Working Papers 2012-12, University of Sydney, School of Economics.
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