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Working paper

Patient Mobility, Health Care Quality, Welfare And Regulation

This paper justifies unequal health care quality in a model with two regions and patients differentiated by location and quality perception. Efficient distribution with unequal healthcare quality arises when there are low travel and/or quality provision costs. If costs are sufficiently low, then both regions win from inequality. Lump-sum transfers and price regulatory policies restore an efficient solution.