NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

After Midnight: A Regression Discontinuity Design in Length of Postpartum Hospital Stays

Douglas Almond, Joseph J. Doyle, Jr.

NBER Working Paper No. 13877
Issued in March 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

Josh Angrist, Janet Currie, Carlos Dobkin, Randall Ellis, Michael Greenstone, Rick Hornbeck, David Lee, Doug Miller, Roberto Rigobon, Jon Skinner, Tom Stoker, and Tavneet Suri provided helpful comments and discussions. We also thank Jan Morgan of the California Healthcare Information Resource Center for helpful advice and discussions, Nicole Radmore for help with the National Hospital Discharge Survey data, and Sammy Burfeind, whose birth inspired our empirical approach. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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