The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
MPM 574--Health Economics
Practice Questions--Chapter 12

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 1.  What are normative shortage, economic shortage, dynamic shortage, and static shortage?

 2.  What kinds of things could cause a static shortage of medical labor?

 3.  If a shortage of medical labor is caused by the high cost of medical training, what would happen to the price and the quantity of medical labor supplied over time?

 4.  Suppose a large hospital in a small community has monopsony power in hiring nurses.  How would it determine the wage rate for nurses?  In what sense does it have a shortage of nurses?  What is "Marginal Labor Cost"?

 5.  What factors would tend to increase the rate of return to medical education?


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