The Role of Physicians in the Production of Hospital Output

37 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2001 Last revised: 15 Sep 2010

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Mark V. Pauly

University of Pennsylvania - Health Care Systems Department; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Mark Satterthwaite

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

Date Written: February 1975

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present estimates of production functions for hospitals in which a measure of the level of physician input is utilized. Since no data on the total number of hours worked by non-salaried physicians is available for a large sample of U.S. hospitals, alternative measures of physician input had to be constructed. As these measures are somewhat imperfect, the results I obtain should be considered tentative and preliminary.

Suggested Citation

Pauly, Mark V. and Satterthwaite, Mark A., The Role of Physicians in the Production of Hospital Output (February 1975). NBER Working Paper No. w0073, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=259385

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