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Pushing on a string: How policy might encourage private doctors to compete with the public sector on the basis of quality

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  • Quimbo, Stella
  • Peabody, John W.
  • Javier, Xylee
  • Shimkhada, Riti
  • Solon, Orville

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Results from the Philippine Quality Improvement Demonstration Study show that a policy that expands insurance coverage improves quality of care, as measured by clinical performance vignettes, among public physicians, and induces a spillover effect that improves quality among private physicians.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 110 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 101-103

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:110:y:2011:i:2:p:101-103

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Keywords: Quality of care Health care markets International health Public-private competition Health policy Spillover effect;

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  1. Brekke, Kurt R. & Nuscheler, Robert & Straume, Odd Rune, 2002. "Quality and location choices under price regulation," Working Papers in Economics 24/02, University of Bergen, Department of Economics.
  2. Vincenzo Atella & Francesco Brindisi & Partha Deb & Furio C. Rosati, 2003. "Determinants of Access to Physician Services in Italy: A Latent Class Seemingly Unrelated Probit Approach," CEIS Research Paper 36, Tor Vergata University, CEIS.
  3. Haddad, Slim & Fournier, Pierre & Machouf, Nimâ & Yatara, Fassinet, 1998. "What does quality mean to lay people? Community perceptions of primary health care services in Guinea," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 47(3), pages 381-394, August.
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