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The association between asymmetric information, hospital competition and quality of healthcare: evidence from Italy

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  • Paolo Berta
  • Gianmaria Martini
  • Francesco Moscone
  • Giorgio Vittadini

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  • Paolo Berta & Gianmaria Martini & Francesco Moscone & Giorgio Vittadini, 2016. "The association between asymmetric information, hospital competition and quality of healthcare: evidence from Italy," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 179(4), pages 907-926, October.
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