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Innovative Procedures : The Key Factor for Hospital Performance

  • Laurent Gobillon

    (Crest)

  • Carine Milcent

    (Crest)

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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Paper provided by Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique in its series Working Papers with number 2010-14.

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Date of creation: 2010
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