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Does Hospital Competition Save Lives? Evidence from the English NHS Patient Choice Reforms

Overview of attention for article published in Economic Journal, July 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#14 of 1,815)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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3 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
145 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
q&a
1 Q&A thread

Citations

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254 Mendeley
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Title
Does Hospital Competition Save Lives? Evidence from the English NHS Patient Choice Reforms
Published in
Economic Journal, July 2011
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2011.02449.x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Zack Cooper, Stephen Gibbons, Simon Jones, Alistair McGuire

Abstract

Recent substantive reforms to the English National Health Service expanded patient choice and encouraged hospitals to compete within a market with fixed prices. This study investigates whether these reforms led to improvements in hospital quality. We use a difference-in-difference-style estimator to test whether hospital quality (measured using mortality from acute myocardial infarction) improved more quickly in more competitive markets after these reforms came into force in 2006. We find that after the reforms were implemented, mortality fell (i.e. quality improved) for patients living in more competitive markets. Our results suggest that hospital competition can lead to improvements in hospital quality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 10 4%
United States 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Unknown 235 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 64 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 53 21%
Researcher 37 15%
Student > Bachelor 19 7%
Student > Postgraduate 17 7%
Other 46 18%
Unknown 18 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 75 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 52 20%
Social Sciences 41 16%
Business, Management and Accounting 19 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 3%
Other 25 10%
Unknown 34 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 146. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 January 2020.
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#109,733
of 14,157,168 outputs
Outputs from Economic Journal
#14
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Outputs of similar age
#574
of 121,069 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Economic Journal
#1
of 13 outputs
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