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Economies of scale and scope in the Danish hospital sector prior to radical restructuring plans

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  • Kristensen, Troels
  • Olsen, Kim Rose
  • Kilsmark, Jannie
  • Lauridsen, Jørgen T.
  • Pedersen, Kjeld Møller

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The Danish hospital sector faces a significant rebuilding program driven by recent regional reform and guidelines for acute admission hospitals. Within the next 5–10 years, the number of public hospitals offering acute admission will be reduced from 35 to approximately 20 larger hospitals. As the administrative data may be biased during the middle of a restructuring process our objective was to analyze whether the configuration of Danish public hospitals was subject to economies of scale and scope prior to the restructuring plans.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

Volume (Year): 106 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 120-126

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Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:106:y:2012:i:2:p:120-126

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Keywords: Economies of scale; Economies of scope; Hospitals; Cost function;

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