NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Effect of Soft Budget Constraints on Access and Quality in Hospital Care

Yu-Chu Shen, Karen Eggleston

NBER Working Paper No. 14256
Issued in August 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

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.

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