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Nursing homes and mortality in Europe: Uncertain causality.
Flawinne, Xavier; Lefebvre, Mathieu; Perelman, Sergio et al.
2022In Health Economics
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Keywords :
SHARE; mortality; nursing homes; propensity score matching; Health Policy
Abstract :
[en] The current health crisis has particularly affected the elderly population. Nursing homes have unfortunately experienced a relatively large number of deaths. On the basis of this observation and working with European data (from SHARE), we want to check whether nursing homes were lending themselves to excess mortality even before the pandemic. Controlling for a number of important characteristics of the elderly population in and outside nursing homes, we conjecture that the difference in mortality between those two samples is to be attributed to the way nursing homes are designed and organized. Using matching methods, we observe excess mortality in Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Estonia but not in the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, France, Luxembourg, Italy and Spain. This raises the question of the organization and management of these nursing homes, but also of their design and financing.
Disciplines :
Special economic topics (health, labor, transportation...)
Author, co-author :
Flawinne, Xavier ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC Liège : UER > UER Economie : Macroéconomie
Lefebvre, Mathieu  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC Liège : UER > UER Economie ; Aix Marseille University, CNRS, AMSE, Marseille, France
Perelman, Sergio  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Ecole de Gestion de l'Université de Liège
Pestieau, Pierre  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Ecole de Gestion de l'Université de Liège ; CORE, University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Schoenmaeckers, Jérome  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC Recherche > HEC Recherche: Economic analysis and policy
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Title :
Nursing homes and mortality in Europe: Uncertain causality.
Publication date :
07 October 2022
Journal title :
Health Economics
Publisher :
Wiley, England
Peer reviewed :
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