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Innovation diffusion under budget constraint. Microeconometric evidence on heart attack in France

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  • Carine Milcent

    (PJSE - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques - ENS Paris - École normale supérieure - Paris - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, IEMS - Institut d'économie et de management de la santé - UNIL - Université de Lausanne)

  • Brigitte Dormont

    (IEMS - Institut d'économie et de management de la santé - UNIL - Université de Lausanne, UP9 - Université Paris 9, Dauphine - Université Paris-Dauphine)

Abstract

We study the diffusion ofinnovative procedures for heart attack treatment, focusing on its impact on the distributions of the cost and length of hospital stays. We perform microsimulations on a sample of5,681 stays in Franch public hospitals to evaluate the impacts of adoption of new techniques by hospitals, dissemination of new techniques within hospitals, and changes in patients characteristics. Between 1994 and 1997, French public hospitals faced two main causes of rise in costs: diffusion of innovative procedures and a worsening of patients' state. However, they were financed by a global budget, and their budgets increased very slowly. We show that they deal with their financial constraints by reducing greatly the length os stays for patients at the bottom of the distribution. This appears to have enabled hospitals to finance the diffusion of angioplasty. Obviously, such a strategy cnnot be sustained in the long run without jeopardizing the quality of care.

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  • Carine Milcent & Brigitte Dormont, 2005. "Innovation diffusion under budget constraint. Microeconometric evidence on heart attack in France," Post-Print halshs-00754110, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00754110
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    1. Laurent Gobillon & Carine Milcent, 2013. "Spatial disparities in hospital performance," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 13(6), pages 1013-1040, November.
    2. Brigitte Dormont & Michel Grignon & Hélène Huber, 2006. "Health expenditure growth: reassessing the threat of ageing," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 15(9), pages 947-963.
    3. repec:dau:papers:123456789/5424 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Laurent Gobillon & Carine Milcent, 2008. "Regional disparities in mortality by heart attack: evidence from France," Working Papers halshs-00586837, HAL.
    5. repec:dau:papers:123456789/6891 is not listed on IDEAS

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    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets

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