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MPM 574--Health Economics
Practice Questions--Chapter 13

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1.  What methods have been employed by the medical profession (i.e., the AMA) to restrict entry to medical colleges?

2a.  How does the medical profession control the licensing process?
  b.  What AMA goals are served by controlling the licensing process?

3.  What evidence is there that the AMA's goal is not (as they would say) to maintain a high level of quality in medical treatment?

4.  What is meant by price discrimination?  How do physicians engage in price discrimination?  Why do they do it?

5.  What market conditions are necessary in order for price discrimination to be effective?  Is there evidence that these conditions are met in the market for physicians' services?

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