publication . Research . 2016

Higher prices, higher quality? Evidence from German nursing homes

Herr, Annika; Hottenrott, Hanna;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) Düsseldorf
Abstract
Objectives: This study investigates the relationship between prices and quality of 7,400 German nursing homes controlling for income, nursing home density, demographics, labour market characteristics, and infrastructure at the regional level. Method: We use a cross section of public quality reports for all German nursing homes, which had been evaluated between 2010 and 2013 by external institutions. Our analysis is based on multivariate regressions in a two stage least squares framework, where we instrument prices to explain their effect on quality. Results: Descriptive analysis shows that prices and quality do not only vary across nursing homes, but also across...
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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: I11, L11, L15, I18, nursing homes, care quality, price, long-term care, two-stage least squares, ddc:330
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