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Essays on Econometric Approaches for Understanding Health Care Quality and Finance in Alternative Policy Settings
by Luo, Qian, Ph.D., The George Washington University, 2019, 161; 13420698
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation is a three-essay model, using different econometric techniques to understand important health care quality and finance issues. The first essay examined the impact of health workforce configuration on quality and volume of care at community health centers using a production function approach with policy scenario-based simulation. The second essay examined that the impact of hospital ranking information from Hospital Compare affects the bargaining power between self-insured employers and hospitals on the pricing of cardiac procedures using a Nash bargain model. The third essay explored the impact of Medicaid expansion on the financial viability of federally-funded community health centers using a difference-in-differences design.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dor, Avi
Commitee: Markus, Anne R., Moghtaderi, Ali
School: The George Washington University
Department: Public Policy & Administration
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: DAI-A 80/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Public health, Public policy, Health care management
Keywords: Alternative policy settings, Finance, Health care quality
Publication Number: 13420698
ISBN: 978-0-438-76968-7
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