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

Arndt Reichert () and Magdalena A. Stroka

No 470, Ruhr Economic Papers from RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, University of Duisburg-Essen

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 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2014
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