Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/6831
Title: Hospital ownership type and treatment choices
Authors: Bayındır, Esra Eren
Keywords: Hospital ownership
Not-for-profit hospitals
Patient insurance type
Medical services
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: In the face of increasing health care costs, taxing not-for-profit hospitals may be seen as the right choice to increase government revenues if not-for-profit hospitals are not different from their for-profit counterparts. This study investigates how hospital ownership type affects treatment choices to show whether ownership type and teaching status are correlated with choosing a procedure as the treatment and how these choices relate to patient insurance type. Not-for-profit hospitals significantly differ from for-profits in terms of treatment choices of less profitable patients and all hospitals are more likely to accord the procedure when the patient is privately insured than uninsured though teaching government hospitals are the most likely to accord the procedures for all insurance types. Considering treatment choices, not-for-profit hospitals have different objectives than for-profit and government hospitals and in terms of profit-seeking behavior, not-for-profit hospitals seem to lie between for-profit and government hospitals. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2012.01.003
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/6831
ISSN: 0167-6296
1879-1646
Appears in Collections:İktisat Bölümü / Department of Economics
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Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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