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TitleHospital competition and quality with regulated prices
Author(s)Brekke, Kurt R.
Siciliani, Luigi
Straume, Odd Rune
KeywordsHospital
Competition
Quality
Issue date2008
PublisherUniversidade do Minho. Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas (NIPE)
CitationBREKKE, Kurt R. ; SICILIANI, Luigi ; STRAUME, Odd Rune – “Hospital competition and quality with regulated prices” [Em linha]. Braga : Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas, 2008. [Consul. 17 Mar. 2008]. Disponível em WWW:<http://www3.eeg.uminho.pt/economia/nipe/versao_inglesa/index_uk.htm>.
Series/Report no.06/2008
Abstract(s)We analyse the effect of competition on quality in hospital market with regulated prices, considering both the effect of free patient choice (monopoly versus competition) and increased competition through lower transportation costs (increased substitutability). With partially altruistic providers and a convex cost function that is non-separable in activity and quality, we show - in both cases - that the effect is generally ambiguous. In contrast to the received theoretical literature, this is consistent with, and potentially explains, the mixed empirical evidence.
TypeWorking paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/7715
AccessOpen access
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