The effect of a private sector on the waiting time in national health service.

@article{Iversen1997TheEO,
  title={The effect of a private sector on the waiting time in national health service.},
  author={Tor Iversen},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  year={1997},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={381-96}
}
  • Tor Iversen
  • Published 1997 in Journal of health economics
This article examines the effect of a private sector on the waiting time associated with treatment in a public hospital. Without rationing of waiting-list admissions, a private sector is shown to result in a longer waiting time if the demand for a public treatment is sufficiently elastic with respect to the waiting time. When waiting-list admissions are rationed, the waiting time is shown to increase if the public sector consultants are permitted to work in the private sector in their spare… CONTINUE READING

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