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dc.contributor.author Picone, GA
dc.contributor.author Sloan, FA
dc.contributor.author Chou, SY
dc.contributor.author Taylor, DH
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-09T15:47:42Z
dc.date.issued 2003-02-01
dc.identifier.citation Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003, 85 (1), pp. 51 - 62
dc.identifier.issn 0034-6535
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2122
dc.description.abstract This study investigates whether higher input use per stay in the hospital (treatment intensity) and longer length of stay improve outcomes of care. We allow for endogeneity of intensity and length of stay by estimating a quasi-maximum-likelihood discrete factor model, where the distribution of the unmeasured variable is modeled using a discrete distribution. Data on elderly persons come from several waves of the National Long-Term Care Survey merged with Medicare claims data for 1984-1995 and the National Death Index. We find that higher intensity improves patient survival and some dimensions of functional status among those who survive.
dc.format.extent 51 - 62
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Review of Economics and Statistics
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1162/003465303762687703
dc.title Does higher hospital cost imply higher quality of care?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.department Economics
pubs.issue 1
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