Effects of Regulation on Hospital Costs and Input Use

  title={Effects of Regulation on Hospital Costs and Input Use},
  author={F. Sloan and B. Steinwald},
  journal={The Journal of Law and Economics},
  pages={81 - 109}
IN the first half of this century, most regulations affecting hospitals were designed to promote quality assurance through accreditation and licensure of facilities and personnel. Then health planning, initially on a voluntary basis and subsequently made compulsory, arose from a dual concern for improving access to health services and for correcting alleged malfunctions in the health care marketplace. During the past decade, the growth of hospital expenditures has led to more targeted efforts… Expand

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