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

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Ozbugday F. C.

EGE ACADEMIC REVIEW, vol.17, no.4, pp.493-504, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.21121/eab.2017431298
  • Title of Journal : EGE ACADEMIC REVIEW
  • Page Numbers: pp.493-504


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.