Benefit Efficient Statistical Distributions on Patient Lists

19 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2007

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Jan Uboe

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science

Jostein Lillestol

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science

Date Written: April 27, 2006

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Uboe, Jan and Lillestol, Jostein, Benefit Efficient Statistical Distributions on Patient Lists (April 27, 2006). NHH Dept. of Finance & Management Science Discussion Paper No. 2006/3, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=967616 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.967616

Jan Uboe (Contact Author)

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science ( email )

Helleveien 30
Bergen, NO-5045
Norway

Jostein Lillestol

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science ( email )

Helleveien 30
Bergen, NO-5045
Norway

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