Fixed fees and physician-induced demand: a panel data study on French physicians.

@article{Delattre2003FixedFA,
  title={Fixed fees and physician-induced demand: a panel data study on French physicians.},
  author={Eric Delattre and Brigitte Dormont},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 9},
  pages={741-54}
}
This paper investigates on the existence of physician-induced demand (PID) for French physicians. The test is carried out for GPs and specialists, using a representative sample of 4500 French self-employed physicians over the 1979-1993 period. These physicians receive a fee-for-services (FFS) payment and fees are controlled. The panel structure of our data… CONTINUE READING