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Healer or gatekeeper? Physicians' role conflict when symptoms are non-verifiable / Benedicte Carlsen (Uni Research Rokkan Centre), Karine Nyborg (University of Oslo and IZA) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserCarlsen, Benedicte In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Benedicte Carlsen ; Nyborg, Karine In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Karine Nyborg
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, April 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10735
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-122308 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Although physicians are often expected to be gatekeepers to health insurance benefits such as paid sick leave, research indicates a substantial reluctance to reject patient requests for sickness certificates. We show that private information on the patients part creates a conflict between the healer and gatekeeper roles: if a patient reports subjective symptoms indicating a need for sick leave, the physician is unable to tell if the patient is truly sick or a shirker. We show that even if most physicians prefer to be good gatekeepers, all of them may trust their patients in Nash equilibrium. These ideas are illustrated using results from focus group interviews with Norwegian primary care physicians.