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Innovative Procedures : The Key Factor for Hospital Performance

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  • Laurent Gobillon

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  • Carine Milcent

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The role of innovative procedures in the mortality gap between public and for-profit hospitals isinvestigated using a French exhaustive administrative dataset on patients admitted for heartattack. The more intensive use of innovative procedures by for-profit hospitals contributes largelyto explaining the mortality gap. Public hospitals are found to perform better than for-profithospitals when controlling for both the use of innovative procedures and patients' characteristics.

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  • Laurent Gobillon & Carine Milcent, 2010. "Innovative Procedures : The Key Factor for Hospital Performance," Working Papers 2010-14, Center for Research in Economics and Statistics.
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    1. Brigitte Dormont & Carine Milcent, 2012. "Comment évaluer la productivité et l'efficacité des hôpitaux publics et privés ? Les enjeux de la convergence tarifaire," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 455(1), pages 143-173.
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