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dc.contributor.authorFuru, Karien_US
dc.contributor.authorDalen, Dag Mortenen_US
dc.contributor.authorLocatelli, Marilenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStrøm, Steinaren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-01T08:42:23Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-01T08:42:23Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/47277-
dc.description.abstractWe examine the importance of prices, doctor and patient characteristics, and market institutions for the likelihood of choosing generic drugs instead of the more expensive original brand-name version. Using an extensive dataset extracted from The Norwegian Prescription Database (NorPD) containing all prescriptions written in March 2004 and 2006 on 23 different drugs (chemical substances) in Norway, we find strong evidence for the importance of both doctor and patient characteristics for the choice probabilities. The price difference between brand and generic versions and insurance coverage both affect generic substitution. Moreover, controlling for the retail chain affiliation of the dispensing pharmacy, we find that pharmacies play an important role for patients' willingness to substitute. In markets with more recent entry of generic drugs, the brand-name loyalty proves to be much stronger, giving less explanatory power to our demand model.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDep. of Economics, Univ. of Oslo Osloen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMemorandum // Department of Economics, University of Oslo 2008,11en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.jelL65en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordGenericsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsubstitutionen_US
dc.subject.keywordmicrodataen_US
dc.subject.keywordrandom utility modelen_US
dc.subject.stwGenerikaen_US
dc.subject.stwKonsumtheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwNorwegenen_US
dc.titleGeneric substitutionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn577914618en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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