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Preference for practice: a Danish study on young doctors’ choice of general practice using a discrete choice experiment

Line Pedersen () and Dorte Gyrd-Hansen ()

The European Journal of Health Economics, 2014, vol. 15, issue 6, 621 pages

Abstract: A mixed logit model showed that GPs in training prefer to work in smaller shared practices (2 GPs). This stands in contrast to the preferences of current GPs. Hence, a generational change in the GP population is likely to introduce more productive practice forms, and problems with GP shortages are likely to be mitigated over the coming years. Results further showed that a majority of the respondents are willing to work in larger shared practices (with 3–4 GPs) if they receive an increase in surplus (approximately 50,000 DKK/6,719 EUR per year) and that they may be willing to take in more patient-related work if the increase in surplus is sufficient (approximately 200,000 DKK/26,875 EUR per year for 5 extra hours per week). Monetary incentives may therefore be an effective tool for further improving productivity. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Keywords: General practice; Organization; Preferences; Discrete choice experiment; I11; I18; I19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1007/s10198-013-0500-5

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