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Prescribing behavior of General Practitioners: Competition matters

Catherine Schaumans ()

Health Policy, 2015, vol. 119, issue 4, 456-463

Abstract: General Practitioners (GP) have limited means to compete. As quality is hard to observe by patients, GPs have incentives to signal quality by using instruments patients perceive as quality.

Keywords: Competition; General Practitioners; Prescription; Drugs; Quality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D22 I10 I11 L11 L15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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