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Market power and contract form: evidence from physician group practices

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  • Robert Town

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  • John Kralewski

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  • Robert Town & Roger Feldman & John Kralewski, 2011. "Market power and contract form: evidence from physician group practices," International Journal of Health Economics and Management, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 115-132, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ijhcfe:v:11:y:2011:i:2:p:115-132
    DOI: 10.1007/s10754-011-9091-9
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    1. Martin Gaynor & Kate Ho & Robert J. Town, 2015. "The Industrial Organization of Health-Care Markets," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 53(2), pages 235-284, June.
    2. Laurence Baker & M. Kate Bundorf & Aileen Devlin & Daniel P. Kessler, 2016. "Why Don’t Commercial Health Plans Use Prospective Payment?," NBER Working Papers 22709, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Gaynor, Martin & Town, Robert J., 2011. "Competition in Health Care Markets," Handbook of Health Economics, Elsevier.
    4. Brunt, Christopher S. & Bowblis, John R., 2014. "Health insurer market power and primary care consolidation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 125(1), pages 61-65.
    5. Dominic Coey, 2013. "Physician Incentives and Treatment Choices in Heart Attack Management," Discussion Papers 12-027, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
    6. Nosal, K.;, 2017. "Two-Sided Matching in Physician-Insurer Networks: Evidence from Medicare Advantage," Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers 17/19, HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York.
    7. Nosal, K., 2016. "Physician Group Practices and Technology Diffusion: Evidence from New Antidiabetic Drugs," Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers 16/22, HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York.
    8. H. Frech & Christopher Whaley & Benjamin Handel & Liora Bowers & Carol Simon & Richard Scheffler, 2015. "Market Power, Transactions Costs, and the Entry of Accountable Care Organizations in Health Care," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer;The Industrial Organization Society, vol. 47(2), pages 167-193, September.

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    Keywords

    Physicians; Contracts; Market power; I11; L13; L14;

    JEL classification:

    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation

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