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Journal features four articles stemming from a collaboration between AHRQ and the FTC

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) collaborated on four articles that were published in the July issue of the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. A fifth article, authored by AHRQ staff, is also included in the journal. The articles are:

  • Provider competition and health care quality: Challenges and opportunities for research, by Herbert S. Wong, Peggy McNamara and Warren Greenberg (AHRQ Publication No. 04-R051; available from the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse).
  • Competition in medical services and the quality of care: Concepts and history, by Mark Pauly.
  • The evolving science of quality measurement for hospitals: Implications for studies of competition and consolidation, by Patrick Romano and Ryan Mutter.
  • Incorporating empirical research on health care quality into competition law and policy: Four translational complexities," by David A. Hyman.
  • Tax incidence and net benefits in the market for employment-related health insurance: Sensitivity of estimates to the incidence of employer costs, by Thomas Selden and Didem Bernard (AHRQ Publication No. 04-R049).

A copy of the journal (AHRQ Publication No. 04-M040) and individual reprints of the staff-authored articles, only, are available free from the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse.

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