Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107407
Authors: 
Herr, Annika
Nguyen, Thu-Van
Schmitz, Hendrik
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
DICE Discussion Paper 176
Abstract: 
Since 2009, German nursing homes have been evaluated regularly with quality report cards published online. We argue that most of the information in the report cards does not reliably measure quality of care, but a subset of seven measures does. Using a sample of more than 3,000 nursing homes with information on two waves, we find a significant improvement in the nursing home quality from the first to the second evaluation. Both indicators comprising either the two outcome quality measures or the seven measures indicating "risk factors" in the report cards improve. This can be interpreted as evidence that quality disclosure positively affects the (reported) quality in nursing homes.
Subjects: 
public reporting
quality
long-term care
information
JEL: 
L15
I11
I18
ISBN: 
978-3-86304-175-5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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