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Hospital Cost Inflation
A Microeconometric Study of Hospital Cost
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actual additional adjustment admissions analysis areas Association availability average cost BEDS behavior Blue Cross capita case-mix chap chapter coefficients COMP components computed control hospitals cost functions cost per day Counties decline defined demand dependent variable determine differences discussion dummy Economic equations estimated evidence example experimental hospitals findings FLOW groups hospital costs impact implies important included increases Indiana indicate industries inflation influence labor length of stay levels limited mean measures MEDUC methods Michigan negative observed obtained occupancy outpatient output particular patients percent percentage period population positive possible presented problems product-mix Prospective rate-control rate-setting effects ratio reduce regressions regulation Reimbursement relative reported Rhode Island rising setting significant similar specific Statistics suggest tion total cost trend types unit volume wage York