Equity and Efficiency in Shared Medical Facilities
Department of Economics, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Van Kolpin
Department of Economics
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR, USA
Received Date: May 06, 2017; Accepted Date: May 15, 2017; Published Date: May 22, 2017
Citation: Kolpin V (2017) Equity and Efficiency in Shared Medical Facilities. Health Econ Outcome Res 3:129.doi: 10.4172/2471-268X.1000129
Copyright: © 2017 Kolpin V. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The success of cooperative ventures is often highly dependent on the rules that govern participants. This is especially true when the stakes are high, as is so often the case when medical devices/facilities are shared and costs are large in terms of both dollars and patient congestion/delay. We argue that one cost sharing mechanism, namely the serial cost sharing rule, enjoys extraordinary equity and incentive properties and is especially well suited for adoption in health care contexts. Moreover, serial cost sharing is the one and only cost sharing rule to be endowed with these powerful equity and incentive features.