Explaining Differentials in Subsidy Levels Among Hospital Ownership Types in Germany.

Abstract

German hospitals receive subsidies for investment costs by federal states. Theoretically, these subsidies have to cover the whole investment volume, but in fact, only 50-60% are covered. Balance sheet data show that public hospitals exhibit higher levels of subsidies compared with for-profit hospitals. In this study, I examine the sources of this disparity… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/hec.3327

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