Is higher nursing home quality more costly?

  title={Is higher nursing home quality more costly?},
  author={Laura Di Giorgio and Massimo Filippini and Giuliano Masiero},
  journal={The European Journal of Health Economics},
Widespread issues regarding quality in nursing homes call for an improved understanding of the relationship with costs. This relationship may differ in European countries, where care is mainly delivered by nonprofit providers. In accordance with the economic theory of production, we estimate a total cost function for nursing home services using data from 45 nursing homes in Switzerland between 2006 and 2010. Quality is measured by means of clinical indicators regarding process and outcome… CONTINUE READING