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Title
  • The interaction between patient shortage and patients waiting time
Author
  • Iversen, Tor
  • Lurås, Hilde
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • We study the interaction between patient shortage and patients' waiting time to get an appointment. From a theoretical model we predict that physicians experiencing a shortage of patients offer their patients a shorter waiting time than their unconstrained colleagues. This happens because a shorter waiting time is expected to lower the threshold for seeking care, and hence, to increase the number of patient-initiated contacts. But it also happens because a shorter waiting time can be a mean to attract new patients. The hypotheses are supported by some preliminary results from a sample of Norwegian general practitioners participating in a capitation trial.
  • General practitioner; patient shortage; waiting time
  • RePEc:hhs:oslohe:1999_002
Language
  • English
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