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dc.contributor.authorDewenter, Ralfen_US
dc.contributor.authorJaschinski, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorKuchinke, Björn A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-14T14:29:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-14T14:29:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-86304-062-8en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/60469-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we investigate the existence of a two-tier medical system in the German acute care hospital sector using data from a survey of 483 German hospitals. The focus of our analysis lies on the impact of hospital concentration on the probability of discrimination of patients with different health insurances in regard to the access to medical services. Accounting for a possible endogeneity of market structure, we find that hospitals in highly concentrated markets are less likely to pursue any differentiation among prospective patients with different health insurances. We ascribe this finding to competitive pressure in less concentrated markets. Hospitals in competitive markets are more obliged to steal business from rival hospitals by privileging profitable patients than hospitals in highly concentrated markets.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDICE Düsseldorfen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDICE Discussion Paper 63en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.jelI11en_US
dc.subject.jelL1en_US
dc.subject.jelL19en_US
dc.subject.jelL22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHospital marketsen_US
dc.subject.keywordPatients' discriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordSurvey dataen_US
dc.subject.stwKrankenhausen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmenskonzentrationen_US
dc.subject.stwPatientenen_US
dc.subject.stwDiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwKrankenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleHospital market concentration and discrimination of patientsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn720455359en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:dicedp:63-
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