Substitution of outpatient care for inpatient care:problems and experience.

@article{Freiberg1979SubstitutionOO,
  title={Substitution of outpatient care for inpatient care:problems and experience.},
  author={Lilian Freiberg},
  journal={Journal of health politics, policy and law},
  year={1979},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={479-96}
}
  • Lilian Freiberg
  • Published 1979 in Journal of health politics, policy and law
This paper provides a logical framework for considering possible alternatives to inpatient care. First it presents the concept of a substitute-complement relationship among factors of production (or goods and services in consumption) and examines several problems often encountered when applying this concept. Second, it presents four general sources of substitution: (1) technological innovation; (2) changes in organization; (3) capital accumulation; and (4) the dissemination of knowledge. Third… CONTINUE READING