The Effects of Price Competition and Reduced SUbsideies for Uncompensated Care on Hospital Mortality

August 2005
Volpp KGM, Ketcham JD, Epstein AJ.

 Health Services Research - August 2005

To determine whether hospital mortality rates changed in New Jersey after implementation of a law that changed hopsital payment from a regulated system based on hospital cost to price competition with reduced subsidies for uncompensated care and whether chagnes in mortality rates were affected by hospital market competitions.