Cost to the patient or cost to the healthcare system? Which one matters the most for GP prescribing decisions? A UK-Italy comparison

Marjorie C. WeissKaren HassellAtella VincenzoEllen I. Schafheutle
CEIS Working Papers
Charges for health services help contain healthcare costs. Despite showing that medicine consumption decreases when charges are increased research has not yet identified how doctors ‘manage’ the charge system to help patients who cannot afford treatment.
Number: 160
Date: Friday, February 1, 2002
Revision Date: Friday, February 1, 2002