Rate Regulation as a Strategy for Hospital Cost Control: Evidence from the Last Decade

An empirical analysis of state experiences with hospital rate regulation from 1963 to 1980 suggests future directions for cost-containment programs. Mandatory public rate regulation requiring hospital compliance has been effective. Neither voluntary compliance efforts nor private-sector regulatory programs have reduced the rate of hospital cost inflation.

Author(s): Frank A. Sloan

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Volume 61, Issue 2 (pages 195–221)
Published in 1983