Welcome to the UPF Digital Repository

Does long-term care subsidisation reduce unnecessary hospitalisations?

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Costa-Font, Joan
dc.contributor.author Jiménez-Martín, Sergi
dc.contributor.author Vilaplana Prieto, Cristina
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-26T12:08:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-26T12:08:00Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-01
dc.identifier https://econ-papers.upf.edu/ca/paper.php?id=1535
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/27328
dc.description.abstract The expansion of long-term care (LTC) coverage may improve health system efficiency by reducing hospitalisations (bed-blocking), and pave the way for the implementation of health and social care coordination plans. We draw upon the quasi-experimental evidence from the main expansion of long term care increase subsidisation in Spain in 2007 to examine the causal effect of the expansion of LTC subsidisation and coordination on hospitalisations (both on the internal and external margin) and the hospital length of stay. In addition, we examine the 2012 austerity budget cuts that reduced the subsidy. We find robust evidence of a reduction in hospitalisations and the length of stay after the expansion of LTC subsidisation. However, the reduction in hospitalisations is heterogeneous to the existence of health and social care coordination plans and type of subsidy. Overall, we estimate savings related to hospitalisations of up to 11% of total hospital costs. Consistently, subsidy reduction is found to attenuate bed-blocking gains.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 1535
dc.rights L'accés als continguts d'aquest document queda condicionat a l'acceptació de les condicions d'ús establertes per la següent llicència Creative Commons
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.title Does long-term care subsidisation reduce unnecessary hospitalisations?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2017-07-23T02:17:45Z
dc.subject.keyword hospitalisation
dc.subject.keyword long-term care reform
dc.subject.keyword spain
dc.subject.keyword bed-blocking
dc.subject.keyword hurdle poisson model.
dc.subject.keyword Labour, Public, Development and Health Economics
dc.subject.keyword Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Statistics

In collaboration with Compliant to Partaking