Document Type

Working Paper

Date

Spring 1-2014

Keywords

Spatial Lag, Hospital ownership, Spillover Effects, Panel data, Medical Economics

Language

English

Disciplines

Economics | Health Economics | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Description/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.

Additional Information

Working paper no. 165

Author Yin-Fang Yen acknowledges the support of Southwestern University of Economics and Finance Fundamental Research Funds.

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