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Negative Tests and the Efficiency of Medical Care: What Determines Heterogeneity in Imaging Behavior?

Jason Abaluck, Leila Agha, Christopher Kabrhel, Ali Raja, Arjun Venkatesh

NBER Working Paper No. 19956
Issued in March 2014

---- Acknowledgements -----

Thanks to Brian Abaluck, Joe Altonji, Joshua Aronson, Judy Chevalier, Michael Dickstein, David Dranove, Amy Finkelstein, Howard Forman, Jonathan Gruber, Nathan Hendren, Vivian Ho, Mitch Hoffman, Lisa Kahn, Jon Kolstad, Amanda Kowalski, Danielle Li, Costas Meghir, David Molitor, Blair Parry, Michael Powell, Constana Esteves-Sorenson, Ashley Swanson, Bob Town, and Heidi Williams as well as seminar participants at AHEC 2012, AEA meeting 2013, Boston University, Cornell, HEC Montreal, IHEA 2013, the National Bureau of Economic Research, NIA Dartmouth research meeting, the National Tax Association annual meeting, Northwestern, Stanford, University of Houston, and Yale. Funding for this work was provided by NIA Grant Number T32-AG0000186 to the NBER as well as internal research funds at Yale University and Boston University. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Arjun Venkatesh -----

Dr. Venkatesh receives research support for unrelated work from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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