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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