The price sensitivity of acute stroke care

  title={The price sensitivity of acute stroke care},
  author={S{\o}ren Risom Kristensen and Eduardo F{\'e} Rodr{\'i}guez and Jan Mainz and Michael Bech},
The aim of this paper is to test whether hospitals respond to such a short term decreasein marginal tariffs by decreasing the level of quality provided. This may be the casewhen quality is unspecified in the reimbursement scheme and patient demand does notreflect quality (Chalkley and Malcomson, 1998). We use the discontinuity in the hospitalreimbursement scheme when the hospital crosses the baseline for identifying the casualeffect of a decrease in marginal prices on the quality of care.