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Moral hazard in physician prescription behavior
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
1998 (English)Report (Other academic)
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I examine whether the choice made by physicians concerning what drug version- trade-name or generic - to prescribe is subject to moral hazard. I use a data set containing information on exactly what drug and what version was prescribed at a particular patient visit to the physician. The results indicate that physicians' habits and the tastes acquired by patients are important. But costs also matter. Patients having to pay large sums out-of-pocket are less likely to have trade-name versions prescribed than patients getting most of their costs reimbursed. This indicates moral hazard.

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Uppsala: Nationalekonomiska institutionen , 1998. , 28 p.
Working paper, ISSN 0284-2904
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-2438ISBN: 99-2893592-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-2438DiVA: diva2:128699
Available from: 1998-01-01 Created: 1998-01-01

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