The Effects of Expanding a Neonatal Intensive Care System on Infant Mortality and Long-Term Health Impairments
Tamás Hajdu (),
Gabor Kertesi (),
Gábor Kézdi () and
Agnes Szabo-Morvai ()
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Tamás Hajdu: Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies,Toth Kalman utca 4, 1097 Budapest, Hungary
Gábor Kézdi: Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 426 Thompson Street, 48103 Ann Arbor, MI
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We study the effects of the geographic expansion of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) system and a Newborn Emergency Transportation System (NETS) on neonatal and infant mortality and long-term impairments. We utilize gradual expansion in Hungary, we use administrative and census data, and we identify the effects from longitudinal variation in access, using changing distance as an instrument. Improving access to delivering in a city with a NICU decreases 0-6-day mortality by 153/1000 (
Keywords: Neonatal Intensive Care; Newborn Transportation; fixed effects; mortality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I1 H51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 52 pages
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