Explaining differences in hospital performance: Does the answer lie in the labour market?
AbstractThis paper examines the relationship between performance of English public sector hospitals (NHS trusts) and the quality of their nursing staff. Performance ratings of NHS trusts published in 2001 and 2002 indicate a clear regional divide. This divide is not explained by lower medical need. The gap between wages in the private and public sector (the private sector premium) has a regional divide similar to that of the performance ratings. Utilising cross sectional variation in the private sector premium, we find that performance against several of the individual targets that are aggregated into the NHS performance ratings is negatively associated with the private sector premium.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK in its series The Centre for Market and Public Organisation with number 03/091.
Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2003
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performance ratings; private sector wage; premia; public sector performance;
Other versions of this item:
- Burgess, Simon & Gossage, Denise & Propper, Carol, 2003. "Explaining Differences in Hospital Performance: Does the Answer Lie in the Labour Market?," CEPR Discussion Papers 4118, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
- J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
- H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2003-11-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2003-11-03 (Health Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2003-11-03 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MFD-2003-11-03 (Microfinance)
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