Supply of Medical Services
In this course the market for medical services and in particular the supply of services from physicians and hospitals is analyzed. The focus is on behavioural incentives and how they are shaped by the charactaristics of health as a special good as well as by institutional settings. Topics to be covered are “supplier induced demand”, “quality-quantity-relationship in hospitals” and “optimal reimbursement schemes”. The course will also cover individual health behaviour.Throughout the course microeconomic models will be used.
The course is taught every summer semester.
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