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Empirical Implications of Physician Authority in Pharmaceutical Decisionmaking

  • Stern, S.
  • Trajtenberg, M.

This paper studies the consequences of physician authority on pharmaceutical prescribing. Physicians engage in a costly process of "matching" patients to the drug which most suits their particular conditions and characteristics.

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Paper provided by Tel Aviv in its series Papers with number 24-98.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:teavfo:24-98
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  4. Philippe Aghion & Jean Tirole, 1994. "Normal and Real Authority in Organizations," Working papers 94-13, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics.
  5. Ellison, S & Cockburn, I & Griliches, A & Hausman, J, 1996. "Characteristics of Demand for Pharmaceutical Products : an Examination of four Cephalosporins," Working papers 96-24, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics.
  6. Jonathan Gruber & Maria Owings, 1994. "Physician Financial Incentives and Cesarean Section Delivery," NBER Working Papers 4933, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Weisbrod, Burton A, 1991. "The Health Care Quadrilemma: An Essay on Technological Change, Insurance, Quality of Care, and Cost Containment," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 29(2), pages 523-52, June.
  8. Thomas G. McGuire & Mark V. Pauly, 1991. "Physician Response to Fee Changes with Multiple Payers," Papers 0015, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme.
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