Estimating Hospital Cost Shift Rates: A Practitioners’ Guide

HCFE WP No. 2011-02

22 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2011

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Austin Frakt

Government of the United States of America - Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); Boston University - School of Medicine; Boston University - School of Public Health

Date Written: December 22, 2010

Abstract

This paper is a guide to researchers considering estimating cost shift rates or wishing a more detailed, econometric interpretation of the literature that does. It is a companion to Frakt A. 2011. How Much do Hospitals Cost Shift? A Review of the Evidence. Milbank Quarterly 89(1), which I assume the reader has read. (A working paper version of the Milbank Quarterly article is available through SSRN.)

Keywords: cost shifting, Medicare, hospital charges, health insurance, health policy

Suggested Citation

Frakt, Austin, Estimating Hospital Cost Shift Rates: A Practitioners’ Guide (December 22, 2010). HCFE WP No. 2011-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1788129 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1788129

Austin Frakt (Contact Author)

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Boston University - School of Medicine ( email )

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Boston University - School of Public Health ( email )

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