The Effect of Soft Budget Constraints on Access and Quality in Hospital Care
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We would like to thank Jonathan Skinner of Dartmouth College for providing us with the AMI hospital- level mortality rates data; participants at Stanford RIP seminar for helpful comments on the earlier draft. Shen acknowledges financial support from the Naval Postgraduate School DFR program. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.