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GPs as citizens’ agents: prescription behavior and altruism

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  • Kim Olsen

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  • Dorte Gyrd-Hansen
  • Andreas Boegh
  • Sofie Hansen

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  • Kim Olsen & Dorte Gyrd-Hansen & Andreas Boegh & Sofie Hansen, 2009. "GPs as citizens’ agents: prescription behavior and altruism," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 10(4), pages 399-407, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:eujhec:v:10:y:2009:i:4:p:399-407
    DOI: 10.1007/s10198-008-0140-3
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    1. Riise, Julie & Hole, Arne Risa & Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte & Skåtun, Diane, 2016. "GPs' implicit prioritization through clinical choices – evidence from three national health services," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 169-183.

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    Keywords

    Physician behavior; Prescription drugs; Difference in difference; I18; I19;

    JEL classification:

    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other

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