Does better quality information affect hospital choice in germany? An empirical analysis [Beeinflussen bessere qualitätsinformationen die krankenhauswahl in deutschland? Eine empirische untersuchung]

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dc.contributor.authorWübker, A.
dc.contributor.authorSauerland, D.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:29:02Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:29:02Z-
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn00214027
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/16032-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines, whether well prepared report cards affect hospital choice within Germany. We report three main findings. First: hospitals, which publish their quality data voluntarily, extend their market shares after relative to before publishing the quality data - compared to such hospitals that do not publish their quality data. Second: in the group of the publishing hospitals, hospitals with a higher than average quality increased their market shares after relative to before the adoption of the report card - compared to hospitals with a lower than average quality. Third: hospitals with quality below average are basically chosen by patients living nearby and not by those with a higher travelling distance. Based on these finding decision makers in hospitals have strong incentives (i) to make quality information publicly available and (ii) to keep their quality scores high.
dc.language.isode
dc.relation.ispartofJahrbucher fur Nationalokonomie und Statistik
dc.subjectConsumer choice
dc.subjectPanel data
dc.subjectQuality of care
dc.subjectReport cards
dc.titleDoes better quality information affect hospital choice in germany? An empirical analysis [Beeinflussen bessere qualitätsinformationen die krankenhauswahl in deutschland? Eine empirische untersuchung]
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-78349291148
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-78349291148&partnerID=40&md5=30183f87db531da1c4a7f3b970472da6
dc.description.volume230
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.startpage467
dc.description.endpage490
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationJahrb. Natl.okon. Stat.
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