Medical Economics and Health Finance
Covering a wide range of topics in medical economics, the author provides a comprehensive study of cost containment and financial management. The issues of health care competition, regulation, marketing, and the impact of health finances on the quality of care are addressed.
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Physicians Clubs and the Agency Problem
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