Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/76154
Authors: 
Zweifel, Peter
Rischatsch, Maurus
Brändle, Angelika
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich 0910
Abstract: 
In mixed health care systems a crucial condition for the success of Managed Care (MC) plans is to win over a su±cient number of general practitioners (GPs) acting as gatekeepers. This contribution reports on GPs' willingness-to-accept (WTA) or compensation asked, respectively, for changing from conventional fee-for-service to MC practice. Some 175 Swiss GPs participated in discrete choice experiments which permit to put a money value on their status quo bias. Regardless of whether effects coding or dummy coding is used to measure status quo bias, Swiss GPs require at least 16 percent of their current average income to give up fee-for-service in favor of MC practice.
Subjects: 
general practitioners
willingness-to-pay
preferences
market experiments
managed care
effects coding
status quo bias
JEL: 
C93
D61
I11
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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