The Relationship between Quality and Hospital Case Volume – An Empirical Examination with German Data

25 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2012

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Corinna Hentschker

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen)

Roman Mennicken

Landschaftsverband Rheinland

Date Written: June 14, 2012

Abstract

This paper examines the effects of hospital case volume on quality of care on the example of intact abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and hip fracture (HIP). We conduct the analysis on patient level with multiple logistic regression analysis. Quality is measured with a binary variable which indicates whether the patient has died in hospital. The results show that patients who are treated in hospitals with a higher case volume have on average a significantly lower probability of death.

Keywords: Volume, hospital quality, mortality

JEL Classification: I12, I18

Suggested Citation

Hentschker, Corinna and Mennicken, Roman, The Relationship between Quality and Hospital Case Volume – An Empirical Examination with German Data (June 14, 2012). Ruhr Economic Paper No. 341. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2084172 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2084172

Corinna Hentschker

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen) ( email )

Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
Essen, 45128
Germany

Roman Mennicken (Contact Author)

Landschaftsverband Rheinland ( email )

Kennedy-Ufer 2
Cologne, 50679
Germany

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