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Healing the Poor: The Influence of Patient Socioeconomic Status on Physician Supply Responses

Alice Chen, Darius N. Lakdawalla

NBER Working Paper No. 21930
Issued in January 2016, Revised in February 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

Previously circulated as "Saving Lives or Saving Money? Understanding the Dual Nature of Physician Preferences." We gratefully acknowledge comments from Joshua Gottlieb and other participants at the American Economic Association Annual Meeting, the BU-Harvard-MIT Health Seminar, the NBER Health Care Summer Institute, the Midwest Health Economics Seminar, and the USC CESR-Schaeffer Brown Bag. Research reported here was supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health under award number P01AG033559 and P30AG024968. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health or the National Bureau of Economic Research

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Darius N. Lakdawalla ----

Dr. Lakdawalla holds equity in and serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of Precision Health Economics, which provides consulting services to firms in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. No funding or compensation was received for this particular study.

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