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dc.contributor.authorCutler, David
dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Jonathan S.
dc.contributor.authorStern, Ariel Dora
dc.contributor.authorWennberg, David
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-04T13:10:40Z
dc.date.issued2019-02
dc.identifier.citationCutler, David, Jonathan Skinner, Ariel Dora Stern, and David Wennberg. "Physician Beliefs and Patient Preferences: A New Look at Regional Variation in Health Care Spending." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 11, no. 1 (February 2019): 192–221.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1945-7731en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41292245*
dc.description.abstractThere is considerable controversy about the causes of regional variations in health care expenditures. Using vignettes from patient and physician surveys linked to fee-for-service Medicare expenditures, this study asks whether patient demand-side factors or physician supply-side factors explain these variations. The results indicate that patient demand is relatively unimportant in explaining variations. Physician organizational factors matter, but the most important factor is physician beliefs about treatment. In Medicare, we estimate that 35% of spending for end-of-life care and 12% of spending for heart attack patients (and for all enrollees) is associated with physician beliefs unsupported by clinical evidence.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Economic Associationen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/pol.20150421en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttps://www.nber.org/papers/w19320.pdfen_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjecthealth care and treatmenten_US
dc.subjectspendingen_US
dc.subjectgeographic locationen_US
dc.subjectvalues and beliefsen_US
dc.titlePhysician Beliefs and Patient Preferences: A New Look at Regional Variation in Health Care Spendingen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.relation.journalAmerican Economic Journal: Economic Policyen_US
dash.depositing.authorStern, Ariel Dora
dc.date.available2019-09-04T13:10:40Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1257/pol.20150421
dc.source.journalAmerican Economic Journal: Economic Policy
dash.source.volume11;1
dash.source.page192-221


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