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Effects of ownership, subsidization and teaching activities on hospital costs in Switzerland

  • Farsi, Mehdi Department of Management, Technology and Economics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Filippini, Massimo Istituto microeconomia e economia pubblica (MecoP), Facoltà di scienze economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
    2006

34 p

English This paper explores the cost structure of Swiss hospitals, focusing on differences due to teaching activities and those across different ownership and subsidization types. A stochastic total cost frontier with a Cobb-Douglas functional form has been estimated for a panel of 150 general hospitals over the six-year period from 1998 and 2003. Inpatient cases adjusted by DRG cost weights and... Show more…
Language
  • English
Classification
Economics
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  • RERO DOC 5894
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