Benefit Efficient Statistical Distributions on Patient Lists
19 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2007
Date Written: April 27, 2006
In this paper we consider statistical distributions of different types of patients on the patient lists of doctors. In our framework different types of patients have different preferences regarding their preferred choice of doctor. Assuming that the system is benefit efficient in the sense that distributions with larger total utility have higher probability, we can construct unique probability measures describing the statistical distribution of the different types of patients.
Keywords: Patient lists, efficient welfare, statistical distributions
JEL Classification: I18, I30
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