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dc.contributor.authorLukas, Danielen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-14T11:37:02Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-14T11:37:02Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48164-
dc.description.abstractThe asymmetry between the patient as a layman and the physician as an expert is a key element in health economics. However, a change to a higher degree of patient autonomy has taken place. Furthermore, there is a consensus in a positive correlation between general education and productivity of medical care. This paper focuses on the individual investments of laymen in specific medical education as a decision problem in which the ex-post strategies of the individual are consultation and self-care as imperfect substitutes. It is assumed that specific knowledge increases the self-diagnosis competence (self-protection) and the self-care productivity (self-insurance) as dimensions of autonomy. The analysis is divided into two forms of ex-post decision making according to individual rationality: 1. ambiguity 2. uncertainty. An elaboration of necessary conditions for investments in education is undertaken.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTechn. Univ., Fac. of Business and Economics Dresdenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDresden discussion paper series in economics 07/10en_US
dc.subject.jelD01en_US
dc.subject.jelD80en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpatient autonomyen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordself-careen_US
dc.subject.keywordambiguityen_US
dc.subject.keyworduncertaintyen_US
dc.titlePatient autonomy and education in specific medical knowledgeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn635646005en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:tuddps:0710-
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