How Much Is That Doctor in the Window: The effect of federal subsidies on physician supply in rural areas
- Holmes, George, Thomas R. Konrad, Rebecca T. Slifkin
This paper investigates the effect of physicians on community health of rural area. OLS models and fixed effect panel models are estimated using data at county level from 1980 to 1988. Ordinary least square results replicate the qualitative findings of previous work, but fixed effect models indicate a negative relationship between physicians and community health. Explanations have been made from different standpoints. *The author would like to thank Dr. George Mark Holmes for his help with ARF data and his support and guidance in all phrase of this paper.