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Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) Discussion Papers, Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

No 2006/3:
Benefit efficient statistical distributions on patient lists

Jan Ubøe () and Jostein Lillestøl ()

Abstract: In this paper we consider statistical distributions of different types of patients on the patient lists of doctors. In our framework different types of patients have different preferences regarding their preferred choice of doctor. Assuming that the system is benefit efficient in the sense that distributions with larger total utility have higher probability, we can construct unique probability measures describing the statistical distribution of the different types of patients.

Keywords: Patient lists; efficient welfare; statistical distributions; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: I18; I30; (follow links to similar papers)

18 pages, April 27, 2006

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