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Paying more for faster care? Individuals' attitude toward price-based priority access in health care

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  • Benning, Tim M.
  • Dellaert, Benedict G.C.

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Increased competition in the health care sector has led hospitals and other health care institutions to experiment with new access allocation policies that move away from traditional expert based allocation of care to price-based priority access (i.e., the option to pay more for faster care). To date, little is known about individuals' attitude toward price-based priority access and the evaluation process underlying this attitude. This paper addresses the role of individuals' evaluations of collective health outcomes as an important driver of their attitude toward (price-based) allocation policies in health care.

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  • Benning, Tim M. & Dellaert, Benedict G.C., 2013. "Paying more for faster care? Individuals' attitude toward price-based priority access in health care," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 84(C), pages 119-128.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:84:y:2013:i:c:p:119-128
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.02.002
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