The effect of hospital ownership on quality of care: evidence from England.

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The effect of hospital ownership on quality of care : evidence from England. / Moscelli, Giuseppe; Gravelle, Hugh Stanley Emrys; Siciliani, Luigi; Gutacker, Nils.

Centre for Health Economics, University of York, 2017. p. 1-34 (CHE Research Paper; No. 145).

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Moscelli, G, Gravelle, HSE, Siciliani, L & Gutacker, N 2017 'The effect of hospital ownership on quality of care: evidence from England.' CHE Research Paper, no. 145, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, pp. 1-34.

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Moscelli, G., Gravelle, H. S. E., Siciliani, L., & Gutacker, N. (2017). The effect of hospital ownership on quality of care: evidence from England. (pp. 1-34). (CHE Research Paper; No. 145). Centre for Health Economics, University of York.

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Moscelli G, Gravelle HSE, Siciliani L, Gutacker N. The effect of hospital ownership on quality of care: evidence from England. Centre for Health Economics, University of York. 2017 Mar, p. 1-34. (CHE Research Paper; 145).

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Moscelli, Giuseppe ; Gravelle, Hugh Stanley Emrys ; Siciliani, Luigi ; Gutacker, Nils. / The effect of hospital ownership on quality of care : evidence from England. Centre for Health Economics, University of York, 2017. pp. 1-34 (CHE Research Paper; 145).

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