Implications of Reimbursement Policies for the Location of Physicians

A simple model of physician migration predicts a positive relationship between physician fees and the number of physicians in an area and a negative relationship between physician fees and area population-physician ratios. The strong empirical support for this model suggests that Government health insurance programs could be used to encourage physicians to locate in scarcity areas.


Issue Date:
1979-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/148551
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/148551
Published in:
Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 31, Number 2
Page range:
25-35
Total Pages:
11




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