The Production of Health Services in Fee for Service, for Profit Health Practices: The Case of Optometrists

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Douglas Coate

Newark College of Arts & Sciences - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: November 1975

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the production process of optometrists in private practice. This study will then provide further evidence on the entrepreneurial performance of primary health professionals in private practice. If optometrists also appear to be using inefficient production techniques further questions can be raised about organizing the delivery of health services around fee for service, for profit private practices.

Suggested Citation

Coate, Douglas, The Production of Health Services in Fee for Service, for Profit Health Practices: The Case of Optometrists (November 1975). NBER Working Paper No. w0115. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=228055

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