Scott McCartney

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We explore patterns of vertical integration in the U.S. airline industry. Major airlines subcontract portions of their network to regional partners which may or may not be owned. We investigate if ownership may economize on ex post renegotiation costs. We estimate whether airlines are more likely to use owned regionals on city pairs with adverse weather(More)
The paper explores the literature concerning outcome measures used in health services. The need to measure outcomes subsequent to encounters with health services has been identified and occurs as a result of the current "value for money" approaches being used within the NHS. Provider units are required to establish the effects which interventions have had(More)
The immediate, common sense answer to the question, "Who is the NHS for?" would obviously be, "The patients who use it". This may well be the fundamental purpose of the NHS, yet it would appear that differing views of how this is to be achieved contribute to a misreading between stakeholders of each others' remit. The different positions taken by the two(More)
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