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Replication data for: Free to Choose? Reform, Choice, and Consideration Sets in the English National Health Service

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Gaynor, Martin
  • Propper, Carol
  • Seiler, Stephan
Publication Date
2016-11-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Choice in public services is controversial. We exploit a reform in the English National Health Service to assess the effect of removing constraints on patient choice. We estimate a demand model that explicitly captures the removal of the choice constraints imposed on patients. We find that, post-removal, patients became more responsive to clinical quality. This led to a modest reduction in mortality and a substantial increase in patient welfare. The elasticity of demand faced by hospitals increased substantially post-reform and we find evidence that hospitals responded to the enhanced incentives by improving quality. This suggests greater choice can raise quality.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20121532 (Text)
Publications
  • Gaynor, Martin, Carol Propper, and Stephan Seiler. “Free to Choose? Reform, Choice, and Consideration Sets in the English National Health Service.” American Economic Review 106, no. 11 (November 2016): 3521–57. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20121532.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20121532 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Gaynor, Martin; Propper, Carol; Seiler, Stephan (2016): Replication data for: Free to Choose? Reform, Choice, and Consideration Sets in the English National Health Service. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112897