The effect of hospital/physician integration on hospital choice.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this paper, we estimate how hospital ownership of physicians' practices affects their patients' hospital choices. We match data on the hospital admissions of Medicare beneficiaries, including the identity of their physician, with data on the identity of the owner of their physician's practice. We find that a hospital's ownership of a physician dramatically increases the probability that the physician's patients will choose the owning hospital. We also find that patients are more likely to choose a high-cost, low-quality hospital when their physician is owned by that hospital.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Baker, LC; Bundorf, MK; Kessler, DP

Published Date

  • December 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 /

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 8

PubMed ID

  • 27639202

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1646

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0167-6296

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2016.08.006

Language

  • eng