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Cost and Quantity Invcentives in Health Care: Altruistic Providers

Ching-to Ma ()

Working Papers from Boston University - Industry Studies Programme

Abstract: This paper compares the cost and quality incentive effects of cost reimbursement and prospective payment systems in the health industru when providers are altuistic. Provider's behavioral rule is governed by a desire to maximize a weighted sum of profit and consumers' health benefit.

Keywords: COSTS; DUMPTING; HEALTH SERVICES (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 I18 L10 L50 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1998
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