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Hospital Reimbursement in an Oligopolistic Industry

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  • Brekke, K.R.

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This paper analyses the design of hospital reimbursement in an industry with imperfect competition, scarcity of labour and socially costly government transfers. We find that prospective payment not only increases the quantity of hospital care, but also the quality if quality improvements are valued sufficiently high by the patients.

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  • Brekke, K.R., 2000. "Hospital Reimbursement in an Oligopolistic Industry," Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen 0200, Department of Economics, University of Bergen.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:bereco:0200
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    Keywords

    HOSPITALS ; OLIGOPOLIES ; INDUSTRY;

    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • 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

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