It takes three to tango: Soft budget constraint and cream skimming in the hospital care market

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Levaggi, Rosella; Montefiori, Marcello;
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    • jel: jel:I11 | jel:I18 | jel:D82

Cream skimming is an illegal behaviour that consists in choosing to treat patients according to their ability to recover. It arises from the use of prospective payment schemes in an asymmetry of information framework. In this context in fact the provider can observe som... View more
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