Price and income effects of hospital reimbursements
Price and income effects of hospital reimbursements (Elsevier).
Health insurance systems in many countries reimburse hospitals through fixed prices based on the diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) of patients. We quantify the effects of price and income changes for the full spectrum of hospital services as average and heterogeneous elasticities of quantities (number of admissions) and quality-related
outcomes. For our empirical analysis, we use data on over 160 million hospital admissions, constituting the universe of
hospital admissions in Germany between 2005 and 2016.
Quelle: Elsevier, 10.12.2021