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Multitasking, Information Disclosure, and Product Quality: Evidence from Nursing Homes
This paper uses a mandatory quality disclosure policy, the Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI), to investigate how quality ‘report cards’ affect firms’ choices of multidimensional product quality.Expand
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The Retraction Penalty: Evidence from the Web of Science
Scientific articles are retracted at increasing rates, with the highest rates among top journals. Here we show that a single retraction triggers citation losses through an author's prior body ofExpand
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Inside Job or Deep Impact? Using Extramural Citations to Assess Economic Scholarship
Does academic economic research produce material of scientific value, or are academic economists writing only for clients and peers? Is economics scholarship uniquely insular? We address theseExpand
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The Effectiveness of Law, Financial Development, and Economic Growth in an Economy of Financial Repression: Evidence from China
In an economy characterized by financial repression, enhancing the legal system may hinder the development of some aspects of the financial sector, especially informal arrangements aiming atExpand
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Can We Trust Online Physician Ratings? Evidence from Cardiac Surgeons in Florida
  • S. F. Lu, Huaxia Rui
  • Medicine, Computer Science
  • 48th Hawaii International Conference on System…
  • 5 January 2015
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We investigate whether online physician ratings reflect physicians' medical performance by means of a two-stage model that takes into account patients' ratings-based selection of cardiac surgeons. Expand
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Economic Research Evolves: Fields and Styles
We examine the evolution of economics research using a machine-learning-based classification of publications into fields and styles. The changing field distribution of publications would not seem toExpand
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Do Mandatory Overtime Laws Improve Quality? Staffing Decisions and Operational Flexibility of Nursing Homes
  • S. F. Lu, L. Lu
  • Computer Science, Economics
  • Manag. Sci.
  • 1 April 2016
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We observe that the increase in deficiency citations concentrates in the domains of administration and quality of care rather than quality of life, and the severity levels of the increased citations tend to be minor. Expand
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Does Technology Substitute for Nurses? Staffing Decisions in Nursing Homes
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We study the effect of information technology (IT)-enabled automation on staffing decisions in healthcare facilities and find that the licensed nurse staffing level decreases by 5.8% in high-end nursing homes but increases by 7.6% in low-end homes after the adoption of automation technology. Expand
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Malpractice Laws and Incentives to Shield Assets: Evidence from Nursing Homes
Previous empirical studies of the incentive effects of medical malpractice liability have largely ignored the incentives of providers to restructure to protect assets. This study uses a large panelExpand
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Does Telemedicine Reduce ED Congestion? Evidence from New York State
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We show that on average, ED telemedicine adoption significantly reduces patients’ length of stay by 15.3% and waiting time by 9.6%. Expand
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