Learning from failure in healthcare: dynamic panel evidence of a physician shock effect
J.; Van Gestel, R.; MÃ¼ller, T.; Bosmans,
Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers from HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York
Procedural failures of physicians or teams in interventional healthcare may positively or negatively predict subsequent patient outcomes. We identify this â€œlearning from failureâ€ -effect by applying (non-)linear dynamic panel methods using data from the Belgian Transcatheter Aorta Valve Implantation (TAVI) registry containing information on the first 860 TAVI procedures in Belgium. Using bias-corrected fixed effects linear probability models and the split-panel jackknife estimator proposed by Dhaene and Jochmans (2015), we find that a previous death positively and significantly predicts subsequent survival of the succeeding patient. Moreover, our results also provide evidence for learning from failure for stroke. We find that these learning from failure effects are not long-living and that learning from failure is transmitted across adverse events, e.g., a stroke affects subsequent survival.
Keywords: Physician behavior; Learning; Failure (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 I13 I18 C93 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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