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The Changing of the Guards: Can Physicians Contain Social Insurance Costs?

Sammendrag

Based on administrative data from Norway, we examine the extent to which family doctors influence their clients’ propensity to claim sick pay and disability benefits. The analysis is based on exogenous shifts of family doctors occurring when physicians quit, retire, or for other reasons sell their patient lists to other doctors. Our key finding is that family doctors have significant influence on their clients’ benefit claims. We conclude that it is possible for family doctors to contain social insurance costs to some extent, and that there is a significant variation across doctors in the way they do so.

Om publikasjonen

Forfattere:

Markussen, Simen, Ole Røgeberg, og Knut Røed

År:

2013

Serie:

Andre skrifter

JEL:

H55, I13

Nøkkelord:

sick pay, disability insurance, absence certification, gatekeepers

Prosjekt:

4132 - Sykefravær i Norge - Årsaker, konsekvenser og politikkimplikasjoner
4133 - Sykefravær - Uførhet, normer og tiltak

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