Quality Improvement in Health Care: A Framework for Price and Output Measurement
AbstractThe durability of health care treatment, the substantial technical change in health care treatment, and the prevalence of third-party payment interact to create substantial difficulty in measuring the price and output of health care. This paper provides a framework for analyzing the demand for health care taking into account these difficulties. It then suggests how this framework might be used to improve measurement of health care prices and output.
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Date of creation: Feb 1999
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Publication status: published as American Economic Review Proceedings, Vol. 89 (May 1999): 333-337.
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- Matthew D. Shapiro & Irving Shapiro & David W. Wilcox, 1999. "Quality Improvement in Health Care: A Framework for Price and Output Measurement," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 89(2), pages 333-337, May.
- O39 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Other
- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-1999-03-01 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-1999-03-01 (Health Economics)
- NEP-PBE-1999-03-01 (Public Economics)
- NEP-PUB-1999-02-22 (Public Finance)
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