Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87925
Authors: 
Maceira, Daniel
Year of Publication: 
1998
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Inter-American Development Bank, Office of the Chief Economist 391
Abstract: 
Recent literature on Latin American countries shows that private expenses as a share of the total expenditures in health tend to be higher the lower the nation`s level of economic development. This paper considers a discrete choice model of product differentiation, where consumer choice is based on a price-quality tradeoff. Physicians are involved in a dual-job holding structure, working as agents in the official sector while they maximize profits in a fragmented private sector.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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