Estimating the Effect of New Jersey’s 2005 Administrative-Nurse Mandate on Mortality and Availability of Care for Hemodialysis Patients

The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University Working Paper No. 2020.001

26 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2020

See all articles by Michael Schemenaur

Michael Schemenaur

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Conor Norris

Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation

Edward Timmons

West Virginia University - Department of Economics

Date Written: January 8, 2020

Abstract

In 2005, New Jersey enacted a law requiring that an administrator always be present in a hemodialysis clinic and that the person may not be involved in patient-care activities at any time. In this paper, we estimate how this unique law affected the death rate and the number of hemodialysis clinics weighted by the population. We find little evidence of a measurable effect on the death rate and suggestive evidence of a drop in the number of facilities. We also find little evidence of an effect on the number of hospitalizations. Taken together, our results provide no evidence of a positive impact on the quality of dialysis service received by patients in New Jersey.

Keywords: dialysis, synthetic control

JEL Classification: I18, K32

Suggested Citation

Schemenaur, Michael and Norris, Conor and Timmons, Edward, Estimating the Effect of New Jersey’s 2005 Administrative-Nurse Mandate on Mortality and Availability of Care for Hemodialysis Patients (January 8, 2020). The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University Working Paper No. 2020.001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3516873 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3516873

Michael Schemenaur

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Conor Norris

Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation ( email )

Morgantown, WV 26506
United States

Edward Timmons (Contact Author)

West Virginia University - Department of Economics ( email )

Morgantown, WV 26506
United States

Do you have negative results from your research you’d like to share?

Paper statistics

Downloads
27
Abstract Views
331
PlumX Metrics