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12. Juni 2020

Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Physician effects in antibiotic prescribing: Evidence from physician exits


12. Juni 2020
15:00 - 16:00


Online seminar via Cisco Webex


Shan Huang

This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk.

Abstract:   Antibiotic resistance is a severe problem within our current health systems. One of the main strategies to combat the rise of antibiotic resistance is to improve individual physicians' antibiotic prescribing practices. However, this strategy requires that differences in physicians' practice styles have a sufficient impact on the antibiotic intake and, ultimately, antibiotic resistances in the outpatient population. In this paper, we investigate how the individual physician affects patients' antibiotic intake and health outcomes. To separately identify the effect of physician differences from patient and geographical differences, we leverage quasi-experimental variation in patient-physician relations due to physician exits from general practitioner clinics and clinic closures.


Shan Huang, DIW Berlin