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Mergers and birth outcomes

evidence from maternity ward closures

Daniel Avdic (CINCH and University of Duisburg-Essen), Petter Lundborg (IZA and Lund University), Johan Vikström (IFAU and UCLS, Uppsala University) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Evidence suggests that hospital mergers can reduce costs but less is known about their effects on patient outcomes. We study how a wave of mergers that led to the shutdown of one third of all Swedish maternity wards affected the health of mothers who gave birth and their newborns. Applying a differe...

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Main Author: Avdic, Daniel
Lundborg, Petter
Vikström, Johan
Format: eBook
Language: English
Related: Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ¬[Herausgebendes Organ]
Ort : Verlag : ErscheinungsdatumBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics : August 2018
Extent: 1 Online-Ressource (34 Seiten) : Diagramme, Karten
Umfang: (Dateityp; Kodierungsformat)Textdatei; PDF
Series: Discussion paper series / IZA Institute of Labor Economics ; no. 11772
Links: Fulltext
HBZ-ID: HT019810697 » further libraries in North Rhine-Westphalia
Database: ULB Bonn