Hospital Quality and Demand: An Analysis of German Hospitals Using Distance-Metric Approach


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Ozbugday F. C.

EGE ACADEMIC REVIEW, cilt.17, ss.493-504, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.21121/eab.2017431298
  • Dergi Adı: EGE ACADEMIC REVIEW
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.493-504

Özet

In this paper, we estimate an aggregate demand model for German hospitals using various quality measures extracted from mandatory quality reports. In doing so, we adopt the Distance-Metric approach. The estimates suggest that demand in obstetrics field is responsive to some measures of clinical quality. Finally, the results indicate weak spillovers in hospital demand arising from the clinical quality of closer competitors.