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J Health Econ. 2001 May;20(3):329-47.

Eliciting GPs' preferences for pecuniary and non-pecuniary job characteristics.

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  • 1Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK.


This study examines General Practitioners' preferences for pecuniary and non-pecuniary job characteristics in the context of choosing a general practice in which to work. A discrete choice experiment is used to test hypotheses about the nature of the utility function. Marginal rates of substitution between income and non-pecuniary characteristics are calculated. The results suggest that policies aimed at influencing General Practitioners' location choices should take account of both non-pecuniary and pecuniary factors, particularly out of hours work commitments.

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