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|Abstract:||Expert performance is often evaluated assuming that good experts have good outcomes. We examine expertise in medicine and develop a model that allows for two dimensions of physician performance: decision making and procedural skill. Better procedural skill increases the use of intensive procedures for everyone, while better decision making results in a reallocation of procedures from fewer low-risk to high-risk cases. We show that poor diagnosticians can be identified using administrative data and that improving decision making improves birth outcomes by reducing C-section rates at the bottom of the risk distribution and increasing them at the top of the distribution.|
|Citation:||Currie, Janet M., MacLeod, W. Bentley. (2017). Diagnosing Expertise: Human Capital, Decision Making, and Performance among Physicians. Journal of Labor Economics, 35 (1), 1 - 43. doi:10.1086/687848|
|Pages:||1 - 43|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||Journal of Labor Economics|
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