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Teaching hospital costs: the effects of medical staff characteristics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1991676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article examines the effect of medical staff behavior on the cost of hospital-based care and graduate medical education, and shows its implications for estimation of hospital costs. The empirical work brings a unique new data source for these characteristics to the estimation process. Our results indicate that there are important economies of scale and scope in hospital production, both for inpatient stays and for residency training. Controlling for medical staff characteristics significantly reduces the estimated costs of residency training. Staff characteristics may be capturing aspects of the quality of inpatient care and residency training provided by the hospital.
W S Custer; R J Willke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health services research     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0017-9124     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Serv Res     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-08     Completed Date:  1991-03-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0053006     Medline TA:  Health Serv Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  831-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
Employee Benefit Research Institute, Washington, DC 20037.
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MeSH Terms
Costs and Cost Analysis / statistics & numerical data*
Databases, Factual
Hospitals, Teaching / economics*
Institutional Practice / economics
Internship and Residency / economics
Medical Staff, Hospital / economics*
Models, Theoretical
Regression Analysis
United States

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