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Diagnosing Expertise: Human Capital, Decision Making and Performance Among Physicians

Janet Currie, W. Bentley MacLeod

NBER Working Paper No. 18977
Issued in April 2013, Revised in February 2016

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Previously circulated as "Diagnosis and Unnecessary Procedure Use: Evidence from C-Section." This paper was presented as part of the Presidential Address of the SOLE/EALE meeting in Montreal, on June 2015. We thank Samantha Heep, Dawn Koffman, Jessica Van Parys and Geng Tong for excellent research assistance, and Amitabh Chandra, Jonathan Gruber, Amy Finkelstein, Kate Ho, Robin Lee, Jonathan Skinner and seminar participants at Princeton, Georgetown University, Havard Medical School, Kyoto University, NYU, the Japanese National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Warwick University, University College London, the London School of Economics, the Paris School of Economics, the NBER Summer Institute, and the University of Michigan for helpful comments. This research was supported by a grant from the Program on U.S. Health Policy of the Center for Health and Wellbeing. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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