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CentrePiece Article
Healthcare: how competition can improve management quality and save lives
Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP454:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: management; hospitals; competition; productivity

NHS hospitals in England are rarely closed in constituencies where the governing party has a slender majority. This means that for near random reasons, those parts of the country have more competition in healthcare - which has allowed Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen to assess its impact on management quality and clinical performance.

Further reading: earlier version available as CEP Discussion Paper No. 983
This paper has been published as:
The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals,Nicholas Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen, Review of Economic Studies 82, January 2015