Nursing Home Competition, Prices and Quality: A Scoping Review and Policy Lessons.
Ou Yang, Jongsay Yong, Anthony Scott
Gerontologist | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In recent years, countries have increasingly relied on markets to improve efficiency, contain costs, and maintain quality in aged care. Under the right conditions, competition can spur providers to compete by offering better prices and higher quality of services. However, in aged care, market failures can be extensive. Information about prices and quality may not be readily available and search costs can be high. This study undertakes a scoping review on competition in the nursing home sector, with an emphasis on empirical evidence in relation to how competition affects prices and quality of care. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Online databases were used to identify ..View full abstract