Do doctors charge high income patients more?

Publisher:
Elsevier
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Economics Letters, 2012, 117 (3), pp. 596 - 599
Issue Date:
2012-01
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When doctors are unconstrained in setting fees, they charge higher fees to high income patients. For a standard GP consultation, the average fee gap is 25% of a minimum price. Competition closes this gap, but not local area income.
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