NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Do High-Cost Hospitals Deliver Better Care? Evidence from Ambulance Referral Patterns

Joseph J. Doyle, Jr., John A. Graves, Jonathan Gruber, Samuel Kleiner

NBER Working Paper No. 17936
Issued in March 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Amy Finkelstein, Michael Greenstone, Larry Katz, Doug Staiger, Heidi Williams and especially Jon Skinner for helpful conversations; seminar participants at the NBER, University of Chicago, MIT, Vanderbilt, New York University, the Brookings Institute, and the University of Texas for helpful comments, and to Noam Angrist, Archit Bhise, Shelly Jin, Rex Lam, and Jie Zhao for 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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