Quality competition in local hospital markets: some econometric evidence from the period 1982-1988.

@article{Chirikos1992QualityCI,
  title={Quality competition in local hospital markets: some econometric evidence from the period 1982-1988.},
  author={Thomas N. Chirikos},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={34 9},
  pages={
          1011-21
        }
}
This study examines whether American hospitals continued to engage in non-price or quality competition over the recent past as health care markets underwent fundamental structural changes and the economic incentives facing hospital managers were correspondingly altered. It also investigates the degree to which such rivalrous behavior contributes to losses in economic welfare. An econometric model of quality competition is specified that tests, among other things, for the effect of spending by… CONTINUE READING