Journal article

Association between market concentration of hospitals and patient health gain following hip replacement surgery.

Yan Feng, Michele Pistollato, Anita Charlesworth, Nancy Devlin, Carol Propper, Jon Sussex

J Health Serv Res Policy | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To assess the association between market concentration of hospitals (as a proxy for competition) and patient-reported health gains after elective primary hip replacement surgery. METHODS: Patient Reported Outcome Measures data linked to NHS Hospital Episode Statistics in England in 2011/12 were used to analyse the association between market concentration of hospitals measured by the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI) and health gains for 337 hospitals. RESULTS: The association between market concentration and patient gain in health status measured by the change in Oxford Hip Score (OHS) after primary hip replacement surgery was not statistically significant at the 5% level both for..

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