Bayesian Inference for Hospital Quality in a Selection Model

  title={Bayesian Inference for Hospital Quality in a Selection Model},
  author={John Geweke},
This paper develops new econometric methods to infer hospital quality in a model with discrete dependent variables and non-random selection. Mortality rates in patient discharge records are widely used to infer hospital quality. However, hospital admission is not random and some hospitals may attract patients with greater unobserved severity of illness than others. In this situation the assumption of random admission leads to spurious inference about hospital quality. This study controls for… CONTINUE READING


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