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Cost efficiency in primary care contracting: A stochastic frontier cost function approach

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dc.contributor.author Puig, Jaume
dc.contributor.author Ortún Rubio, Vicente
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-26T10:51:03Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-26T10:51:03Z
dc.date.issued 2003-07-01
dc.identifier https://econ-papers.upf.edu/ca/paper.php?id=719
dc.identifier.citation Health Economics, 2004; 13: 1149-1165
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/800
dc.description.abstract The principal aim of this paper is to estimate a stochastic frontier cost function and an inefficiency effects model in the analysis of the primary health care services purchased by the public authority and supplied by 180 providers in 1996 in Catalonia. The evidence from our sample does not support the premise that contracting out has helped improve purchasing cost efficiency in primary care. Inefficient purchasing cost was observed in the component of this purchasing cost explicitly included in the contract between purchaser and provider. There are no observable incentives for the contracted-out primary health care teams to minimise prescription costs, which are not explicitly included in the present contracting system.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 719
dc.rights L'accés als continguts d'aquest document queda condicionat a l'acceptació de les condicions d'ús establertes per la següent llicència Creative Commons
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.title Cost efficiency in primary care contracting: A stochastic frontier cost function approach
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2017-07-23T02:08:05Z
dc.subject.keyword primary health care
dc.subject.keyword purchasing cost efficiency
dc.subject.keyword frontier models
dc.subject.keyword Labour, Public, Development and Health Economics
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