NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Rural Hospital Ownership: Medical Service Provision, Market Mix, and Spillover Effects

Jill R. Horwitz, Austin Nichols

NBER Working Paper No. 16926
Issued in April 2011

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This research was funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization Initiative. Research support was also provided by the University of Michigan Law School’s Cook Fund. We thank David Cutler, James Hines, and seminar participants at the University of California Los Angeles for helpful comments on an earlier draft of this paper. We thank Laurence Baker, Leemore Dafny, Kristin Madison, and Jean Roth for sharing data. Jeremy Hekhuis provided helpful research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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