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Decentralization and centralization of healthcare resources: Investigating the associations of hospital competition and number of cardiologists per hospital with mortality and resource utilization in Japan

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  • Park, Sungchul
  • Lee, Jason
  • Ikai, Hiroshi
  • Otsubo, Tetsuya
  • Imanaka, Yuichi
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    To investigate the associations of hospital competition and number of cardiologists per hospital (indicating the decentralization and centralization of healthcare resources, respectively) with 30-day in-hospital mortality, healthcare spending, and length of stay (LOS) among patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in Japan.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

    Volume (Year): 113 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 100-109

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:113:y:2013:i:1:p:100-109
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.06.005
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