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Formas de contratación de los servicios de urgencias: una aproximación desde la economía de los costos de transacción

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  • Sergio Torres Valdivieso

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    (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana)

  • Rafael Guillermo García Cáceres

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    (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana)

  • John Jairo Quintero

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    (Colseguros)

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    Abstract

    This paper evaluates how third level of attention hospitals in Bogotá choose between different contractual arrangements with health maintenance organizations (HMO), using criteria which seek to reduce transaction costs. Williamson’s theoretical framework is used as a basis for an empirical test. Likert scales are used to operationalize the independent variables and the stochastic multicriteria acceptability analysis (SMAA) and multiple discriminant analysis (MDA) for the test of the hypothesis. Results indicate that both HMO’s and third level of attention hospitals in Bogotá seek to reduce production rather than transactions costs.

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    Article provided by Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía in its journal Revista de Economía Institucional.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 12 (January-June)
    Pages: 209-237

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    Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:7:y:2005:i:12:p:209-237

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    Keywords: contractual forms; emergency services; transaction costs; production costs;

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    1. García Cáceres, Rafael Guillermo & Aráoz Durand, Julián Arturo & Gómez, Fernando Palacios, 2009. "Integral analysis method - IAM," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 192(3), pages 891-903, February.

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