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The Role of Hospital Heterogeneity in Measuring Marginal Returns to Medical Care: A Reply to Barreca, Guldi, Lindo, and Waddell

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dc.contributor.author Almond, Douglas
dc.contributor.author Doyle, Joseph J.
dc.contributor.author Kowalski, Amanda E.
dc.contributor.author Williams, Heidi L.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-16T20:16:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-16T20:16:38Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10
dc.identifier.issn 0033-5533
dc.identifier.issn 1531-4650
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/74670
dc.description.abstract In Almond et al. (2010), we describe how marginal returns to medical care can be estimated by comparing patients on either side of diagnostic thresholds. Our application examines at-risk newborns near the very low birth weight threshold at 1500 g. We estimate large discontinuities in medical care and mortality at this threshold, with effects concentrated at “low-quality” hospitals. Although our preferred estimates retain newborns near the threshold, when they are excluded the estimated marginal returns decline, although they remain large. In low-quality hospitals, our estimates are similar in magnitude regardless of whether these newborns are included or excluded. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qje/qjr037 en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ en_US
dc.source Other University Web Domain en_US
dc.title The Role of Hospital Heterogeneity in Measuring Marginal Returns to Medical Care: A Reply to Barreca, Guldi, Lindo, and Waddell en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Almond, D. et al. “The Role of Hospital Heterogeneity in Measuring Marginal Returns to Medical Care: A Reply to Barreca, Guldi, Lindo, and Waddell.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 126.4 (2011): 2125–2131. Web. en_US
dc.contributor.department Sloan School of Management en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Doyle, Joseph J.
dc.contributor.mitauthor Williams, Heidi L.
dc.relation.journal Quarterly Journal of Economics en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense OPEN_ACCESS_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Author's final manuscript en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed en_US
dspace.orderedauthors Almond, D.; Doyle, J. J.; Kowalski, A. E.; Williams, H. en


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