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dc.contributor.authorTiemann, Oliveren_US
dc.contributor.authorSchreyögg, Jonasen_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we investigated the post-acquisition effects of privatization on hospital performance in Germany. Our findings show that there was a significant positive impact of privatization on hospital performance. Private for-profit privatizations, in particular, outperformed hospitals privatized by private non-profit organizations, both in terms of efficiency and quality-adjusted efficiency. These key findings remained unchanged after conducting a number of sensitivity checks. Taking the effect of the introduction of DRG payments in 2003 into account it is striking that the efficiency gains of privatized hospitals were significantly larger in the post-DRG era. Moreover, privatized hospitals operating in regions with less competition realize significantly larger efficiency improvements.en_US
dc.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik Frankfurt a. M.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBeiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Health Policy: Patients, Doctors, Hospitals D18-V3en_US
dc.titleInvestigating the effects of hospital privatization on performance and quality of careen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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