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Tarification hospitalière et pratique médicale. La pratique de la césarienne en France


  • Carine Milcent
  • Julie Rochut


Our study shows the impact of hospitals financing on Cesarean section practice in France in 2003. We make use of the hierarchical structure of the data set to take into account as many factors as possible which may influence medical practice. Our results show that private for profit hospitals financed on a fee-for-services basis perform significantly more cesarean sections than public hospitals and private non-for-proft hospitals financed by a global budget. When taking into account the structure the of medical staf, we find that the probability of performing a Cesarean section increases with the number of obstetricians per bed. We also notice that regional diferences in obstetrical practice in France remain. Classification JEL : I12, I18.

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  • Carine Milcent & Julie Rochut, 2009. "Tarification hospitalière et pratique médicale. La pratique de la césarienne en France," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 60(2), pages 489-506.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_602_0489

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    1. Weeks, William B. & Jardin, Marie & Paraponaris, Alain, 2015. "Characteristics and patterns of elective admissions to for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals in France in 2009 and 2010," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 133(C), pages 53-58.
    2. Weeks, William B. & Paraponaris, Alain & Ventelou, Bruno, 2014. "Geographic variation in rates of common surgical procedures in France in 2008–2010, and comparison to the US and Britain," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 118(2), pages 215-221.

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    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health


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