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dc.contributor.authorCirulli, Vanessapor
dc.contributor.authorMarini, Giorgiapor
dc.contributor.authorMarini, Marco A.por
dc.contributor.authorStraume, Odd Runepor
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-19T08:41:17Z-
dc.date.available2023-07-19T08:41:17Z-
dc.date.issued2023-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/85568-
dc.description.abstractWe analyse - theoretically and empirically- the effect of hospital mergers on waiting times in healthcare markets where prices are fixed. Using a spatial modelling framework where patients choose provider based on travelling distance and waiting times, we show that the effect is theoretically ambiguous. In the presence of cost synergies, the scope for lower waiting times as a result of the merger is larger if the hospitals are more profit- oriented. This result is arguably confirmed by our empirical analysis, which is based on a conditional flexible difference-in-differences methodology applied to a long panel of data on hospital merger in the English NHS, where we find that the effects of a merger on waiting times crucially rely on a legal status that can reasonably be linked to the degree of profit-orientation. Whereas hospital mergers involving Foundation Trusts tend to reduce waiting times, the corresponding effect of mergers involving hospitals without this legal status tends to go in the opposite direction.por
dc.language.isoengpor
dc.publisherUniversidade do Minho. Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas (NIPE)por
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/6817 - DCRRNI ID/UIDB%2F03182%2F2020/PTpor
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/6817 - DCRRNI ID/UIDP%2F03182%2F2020/PTpor
dc.rightsopenAccesspor
dc.subjectHospital mergerpor
dc.subjectwaiting timespor
dc.subjectprofit-orientationpor
dc.titleDo hospital mergers reduce waiting times? Theory and evidence from the english NHSpor
dc.typeworkingPaperpor
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://nipe.eeg.uminho.pt/publicacoes-nipe/#documentos-de-trabalhopor
oaire.citationIssueWP 07/2023por
dc.subject.fosCiências Sociais::Economia e Gestãopor
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