Spatial Competition and Quality: Evidence from the English Family Doctor Market

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Spatial Competition and Quality: Evidence from the English Family Doctor Market. / Gravelle, Hugh Stanley Emrys; Liu, Dan; Propper, Carol ; Santos, Rita.

York, UK : Centre for Health Economics, University of York, 2018. (CHE Research Paper; No. 151).

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Gravelle, HSE, Liu, D, Propper, C & Santos, R 2018 'Spatial Competition and Quality: Evidence from the English Family Doctor Market' CHE Research Paper, no. 151, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK. <https://www.york.ac.uk/media/che/documents/papers/researchpapers/CHERP151_spatial_competition_quality_family_doctor_market.pdf>

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Gravelle, H. S. E., Liu, D., Propper, C., & Santos, R. (2018). Spatial Competition and Quality: Evidence from the English Family Doctor Market. (CHE Research Paper; No. 151). Centre for Health Economics, University of York. https://www.york.ac.uk/media/che/documents/papers/researchpapers/CHERP151_spatial_competition_quality_family_doctor_market.pdf

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Gravelle HSE, Liu D, Propper C, Santos R. Spatial Competition and Quality: Evidence from the English Family Doctor Market. York, UK: Centre for Health Economics, University of York. 2018 Feb. (CHE Research Paper; 151).

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Gravelle, Hugh Stanley Emrys ; Liu, Dan ; Propper, Carol ; Santos, Rita. / Spatial Competition and Quality: Evidence from the English Family Doctor Market. York, UK : Centre for Health Economics, University of York, 2018. (CHE Research Paper; 151).

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