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Does hospital ownership affect patient experience? An investigation into public–private sector differences in England

  • Pérotin, Virginie
  • Zamora, Bernarda
  • Reeves, Rachel
  • Bartlett, Will
  • Allen, Pauline

Using patient experience survey data, the paper investigates whether hospital ownership affects the level of quality reported by patients whose care is funded by the National Health Service in areas other than clinical quality. We estimate a switching regression model that accounts for (i) some observable characteristics of the patient and the hospital episode; (ii) selection into private hospitals; and (iii) unmeasured hospital characteristics captured by hospital fixed effects.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Health Economics.

Volume (Year): 32 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 633-646

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