Nursing Home Prices and Quality of Care - Evidence from Administrative Data

32 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2014

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Arndt R. Reichert

World Bank; Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen)

Magdalena A. Stroka

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen); Ruhr Universit├Ąt Bochum - Faculty of Economics; WINEG Scientific Institute of TK for Benefit and Efficiency in Health Care

Date Written: January 1, 2014

Abstract

There is widespread concern about the quality of care in nursing homes. Based on administrative data of a large health insurance fund, we investigate whether nursing home prices affect relevant quality of care indicators at the resident level. Our results indicate a significantly negative price effect on inappropriate and psychotropic medication. In contrast, we find no evidence for fewer painful physical sufferings for residents of nursing homes with higher prices.

Keywords: Quality of care; nursing homes; inappropriate medication; psychotropic drugs; panel data analysis

JEL Classification: I10

Suggested Citation

Reichert, Arndt Rudiger and Stroka, Magdalena A., Nursing Home Prices and Quality of Care - Evidence from Administrative Data (January 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2470533 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2470533

Arndt Rudiger Reichert

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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

Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
Essen, 45128
Germany

Magdalena A. Stroka (Contact Author)

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

Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
Essen, 45128
Germany

Ruhr Universit├Ąt Bochum - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Ruhr University of Bochum
Faculty of Economics
D-44780 Bochum, DE 44780
Germany

WINEG Scientific Institute of TK for Benefit and Efficiency in Health Care ( email )

Bramfelder Str. 140
Hamburg
Germany

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