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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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  • Quimbo, Stella & Peabody, John W. & Javier, Xylee & Shimkhada, Riti & Solon, Orville, 2011. "Pushing on a string: How policy might encourage private doctors to compete with the public sector on the basis of quality," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 110(2), pages 101-103, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:110:y:2011:i:2:p:101-103
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    1. Calub, Renz Adrian, 2014. "Physician quality and payment schemes: A theoretical and empirical analysis," MPRA Paper 66038, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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