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In with the new: the determinants of prescribing innovation by general practitioners in Ireland


  • Jane Bourke


  • Stephen Roper



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  • Jane Bourke & Stephen Roper, 2012. "In with the new: the determinants of prescribing innovation by general practitioners in Ireland," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 13(4), pages 393-407, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:eujhec:v:13:y:2012:i:4:p:393-407
    DOI: 10.1007/s10198-011-0311-5

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    Prescribing innovation; Equilibrium and non-equilibrium models of adoption; General practitioners; Ireland; O33; I100;

    JEL classification:

    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes


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