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Privatization of local public hospitals: effect on budget, medical service quality, and social welfare

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  • Hiroshi Aiura

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  • Yasuo Sanjo

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 275-299

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:ijhcfe:v:10:y:2010:i:3:p:275-299

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    Keywords: Privatization of public hospitals; Hotelling-type spatial competition; Two-region model; Rural-urban market; L32; L33; I11;

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    Cited by:
    1. Brekke, Kurt Richard & Levaggi, Rosella & Siciliani, Luigi & Straume, Odd Rune, 2011. "Patient Mobility, Health Care Quality and Welfare," CEPR Discussion Papers 8559, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    2. Hiroshi Aiura, 2013. "Inter-regional competition and quality in hospital care," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 14(3), pages 515-526, June.

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