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Why are health care report cards so bad (good)?

Chen, Yijuan

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This paper provides a signaling-game theoretical foundation for empirically testing the effects of quality report cards in the U.S. health care industry. It shows that, when health care providers face an identical distribution of patient illness severities, the multidimensional measures in the existing report cards render them a mechanism that reveals the providers' qualities without causing them to select patients. However, non-identical patient type distributions between providers, attributed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/26563
Source: Journal of Health Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2011.01.002

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