Size Matters: The Impact of Physician Practice Size on Productivity

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dc.contributor.author Gans, David
dc.contributor.author Liu, Kai
dc.contributor.author Hough, Douglas
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T15:10:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T15:10:03Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation 2010-01-001 en
dc.identifier.uri http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/33770
dc.description.abstract Abstract Physician practices in the US are largely small-scale, independently-run enterprises, despite their potential critical role in creating a more integrated health care system. Using an approach that builds on – and extends – prior research, we estimate physician practice production functions for different types of practices (multispecialty, single-specialty, and six subspecialties within single-specialty practices). We find that these practices have distinct production functions, and that size has different implications for each. In particular, we find that the median size physician practice is well below the size suggested by the estimated production function and marginal products of physicians, for almost all practice types. These results have interesting implications for health policy. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School en
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Working Paper Series;
dc.subject I11, D24 en
dc.subject marginal product en
dc.subject production function en
dc.subject physician practice en
dc.title Size Matters: The Impact of Physician Practice Size on Productivity en
dc.type Working Paper en

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