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Cream skimming and hospital transfers in a mixed public-private system

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  • Cheng, Terence C.
  • Haisken-DeNew, John P.
  • Yong, Jongsay

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The increasing prominence of the private sector in health care provision has generated considerable interest in understanding its implications on quality and cost. This paper investigates the phenomenon of cream skimming in a mixed public-private hospital setting using the novel approach of analysing hospital transfers.

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  • Cheng, Terence C. & Haisken-DeNew, John P. & Yong, Jongsay, 2015. "Cream skimming and hospital transfers in a mixed public-private system," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 132(C), pages 156-164.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:132:y:2015:i:c:p:156-164
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.03.035
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