English, Article edition: UNCERTAINTY IN THE ECONOMICS OF MEDICAL DECISIONS JOHN LANE; SANDRO TSANG

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  • UNCERTAINTY IN THE ECONOMICS OF MEDICAL DECISIONS
Author
  • JOHN LANE
  • SANDRO TSANG
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  • A physician chooses not only the supply of medical treatment, contingent on the result of a diagnostic test, but also the quality of his service. Two sources of uncertainty are introduced. One source arises as, based on the patient's "apparent" symptoms, only a priori estimates of the likelihood of alternative medical conditions can be inferred. They can be improved upon by a diagnostic test, but inherent in such tests is the possibility of a "false positive". This second source of uncertainty is shown to be critical in the possible over- or undersupply of medical treatment. Remedial pricing structures are suggested.
  • Bayesian analysis, analysis of health care markets
  • RePEc:wsi:serxxx:v:53:y:2008:i:01:p:81-101
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  • English
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