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Title
Variations in rural hospital costs: effects of market concentration and location.
First Author
Vogel, W Bruce
Date of Pub
1995 Fall
Pages
69-83
Volume
17
Issue
1
Other Authors
Miller, Michael K
Abstract
This article explores two neglected questions: (1) Does the relationship between hospital concentration and costs vary between urban and rural markets? and (2) Do hospital costs in non-metropolitan areas vary with rurality? Covariance model results using 1992 data reveal that: (1) Although metropolitan and urban markets exhibit a negative relationship between hospital average costs and market concentration, non-metropolitan and rural markets fail to exhibit any relationship between costs and concentration; and (2) among non-metropolitan hospitals, only hospitals located in single-hospital communities have lower costs than their counterparts in multiple-hospital communities, once other factors are held constant.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Catchment Area (Health)/economics : Comparative Study : Geography : Hospital Costs/statistics & numerical data/standards : Hospitals, Rural/economics/statistics & numerical data : Hospitals, Urban/economics/statistics & numerical data : Models, Economic : Models, Statistical : Multivariate Analysis : Regression Analysis : United States
NTIS Number
PB96-139548