Competitive Behavior in Local Physician Markets

Publication Date: December 7th, 1999
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
Author(s): Brasure, M., Stearns, S., Norton, E., & Ricketts, T.

Competition often is viewed as a mechanism for controlling cost. Competition may work well in urban areas with many providers; competition may not exist in rural areas with few providers. The study estimates entry patterns for total and specialty physicians located in nonmetropolitan health service areas using longitudinal data. 

Published in: Medical Care Research and Review

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