Hospital Reimbursement in an Oligopolistic Industry
AbstractThis paper analyses the design of hospital reimbursement in an industry with imperfect competition, scarcity of labour and socially costly government transfers. We find that prospective payment not only increases the quantity of hospital care, but also the quality if quality improvements are valued sufficiently high by the patients.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bergen in its series Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen with number 0200.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Postal: Department of Economics, University of Bergen Fosswinckels Gate 6. N-5007 Bergen, Norway
Web page: http://www.uib.no/econ/
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HOSPITALS ; OLIGOPOLIES ; INDUSTRY;
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