Specialization, option demand, and the pricing of medical specialists

David Dranove*, William D. White

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Abstract

This paper discusses the supplier power of medical specialists. We argue that a combination of factors, including the structure of health care delivery, reimbursement systems, the presence of option demand, and high consumer switching costs, create circumstances in which medical specialists may be able to exercise significant seller power. We explore the implications of this for the pricing and organization of medical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-306
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Economics and Management Strategy
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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