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Nursing Home Prices and Quality of Care - Evidence from Administrative Data

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  • Reichert, Arndt R.
  • Stroka, Magdalena A.

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There is widespread concern about the quality of care in nursing homes. Based on administrative data of a large health insurance fund, we investigate whether nursing home prices affect relevant quality of care indicators at the resident level. Our results indicate a significantly negative price effect on inappropriate and psychotropic medication. In contrast, we find no evidence for fewer painful physical sufferings for residents of nursing homes with higher prices.

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  • Reichert, Arndt R. & Stroka, Magdalena A., 2014. "Nursing Home Prices and Quality of Care - Evidence from Administrative Data," Ruhr Economic Papers 470, RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, University of Duisburg-Essen.
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    1. Herr, Annika & Nguyen, Thu-Van & Schmitz, Hendrik, 2015. "Does quality disclosure improve quality? Responses to the introduction of nursing home report cards in Germany," DICE Discussion Papers 176, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE).
    2. Herr, Annika & Hottenrott, Hanna, 2016. "Higher prices, higher quality? Evidence from German nursing homes," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 120(2), pages 179-189.
    3. Herr, Annika & Nguyen, Thu-Van & Schmitz, Hendrik, 2016. "Public reporting and the quality of care of German nursing homes," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 120(10), pages 1162-1170.

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    Keywords

    quality of care; nursing homes; inappropriate medication; psychotropic drugs; panel data analysis;

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    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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