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Regionalization of Cardiac Services and the Responsiveness of Treatment Choices

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  • Justin G. Trogdon

    (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

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Efforts to regionalize cardiac services can increase access costs for patients. This study is the first to quantify this trade off by estimating a demand model for surgery services that is used simulate the effect of centralization of cardiac services on hospital and treatment choices. The model is estimated using a sample of Medicare beneficiaries from the Cooperative Cardiovascular Project. Regulation policies that alter both the quality of providers and access to the providers, such as minimum volume thresholds, need to consider that patients will respond to changes in both dimensions.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series HEW with number 0411001.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 03 Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwphe:0411001

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Keywords: heart attack; Medicare; volume; discrete choice estimation;

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  1. Justin G. Trogdon, 2009. "Demand For And Regulation Of Cardiac Services," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 50(4), pages 1183-1204, November.

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