Death by Market Power: Reform, Competition and Patient Outcomes in the National Health Service
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Many thanks are due to Carolyn Whitnall for preparation of the data and to George Leckie for initial data description. HES data were used with the permission of the Department of Health (The NHS Information Centre). Financial support was provided by the U.K. Department of Health under the HREP policy evaluation programme. We appreciate comments and suggestions from Simon Burgess, Vic Fuchs, Kate Ho, Jon Kolstad, Fiona Scott Morton, Bob Town, Frank Windemeijer, and participants in seminars at the Free University of Amsterdam, Imperial College London, the Universities of Bergen, Bristol, Illinois-Chicago and the Co-operation & Competition Panel and in a session at the American Society of Health Economists 2010 meeting. The authors are solely responsible for the analysis and the views expressed here. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.