Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/206288
Authors: 
Bayindir, Esra Eren
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
HCHE Research Paper No. 2019/19
Abstract: 
Not-for-profit hospitals are argued to differ little from their for-profit counterparts in the provision of care yet they enjoy tax-exempt status and face almost no requirements. In this work, I estimate the valuations hospitals assign to service provision relative to the value they assign to profits by hospital ownership, (for-profit, not-for-profit or government owned) in a structural way and present evidence that valuations differ significantly by ownership type. Despite the absence of requirements, not-for-profit hospitals value services relative to profits much more than their for-profit counterparts. The estimates are obtained by comparing the profits hospitals would have made had they provided the service and the costs had they not provided the service to what was actually done, which is calculated using demand models.
Subjects: 
hospital ownership type
service provision
JEL: 
I11
L20
L33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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