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No 2014:3:
Using artefactual field and lab experiments to investigate how fee-for-service and capitation affect medical service provision

Jeannette Brosig-Koch, Heike Hennig-Schmidt, Nadja Kairies-Schwarz and Daniel Wiesen ()

Abstract: We analyze how physicians, medical students, and non-medical students respond to nancial incentives from fee-for-service and capitation. We employ a series of artefactual eld and conventional lab experiments framed in a physician decision-making context. Physicians, participating in the eld, and medical and non-medical students, participating in lab experiments, respond to the incentives in a consistent way: Signi - cantly more medical services are provided under fee-for-service compared to capitation. Our ndings are robust regarding subjects' gender, age, and personality traits.

Keywords: artefactual field Experiment; laboratory experiment; fee-for-service; capitation; physician behavior; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: C91; I11; (follow links to similar papers)

19 pages, November 26, 2014

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