Hospital treatment rates and spillover effects: Does ownership matter?

Badi H. Baltagi, Yin Fang Yen

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Abstract

This paper studies the effect of hospital ownership on treatment rates allowing for spatial correlation among hospitals. Competition among hospitals and knowledge spillovers generate significant externalities which we try to capture using the spatial Durbin model. Using a panel of 2342 hospitals in the 48 continental states observed over the period 2005 to 2008, we find significant spatial correlation of medical service treatment rates among hospitals. We also get mixed results on the effect of hospital ownership on treatment rates that depends upon the market structure where the hospital is located and which varies by treatment type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-202
Number of pages10
JournalRegional Science and Urban Economics
Volume49
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

Keywords

  • Hospital ownership
  • Panel data
  • Spatial lag
  • Spillover effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Urban Studies

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