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Government Purchasing of Health Services.

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This paper reviews the literature on payment schemes for government purchases of health services. It focuses on four themes: (1) the tension between obtaining appropriate quality of services and keeping the cost of those services at an acceptable level; (2) the role of cost sharing by the payer when there is asymmetric information between purchaser and supplier about costs or case-mix; (3) the importance of committment in purchasing; and (4) the role of reputation in maintaining quality in lo...

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M Chalkley More by this author
J Malcomson More by this author
Series:
Discussion Paper Series In Economics And Econometrics
Publication date:
1998
URN:
uuid:726c0650-798b-4a7e-a047-131ce562b577
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11853
Language:
English

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