Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Learning from failure in healthcare : dynamic panel evidence of a physician shock effect
Authors: Van Gestel, Ralf
Müller, Tobias
Bosmans, Johan
DOI: 10.1002/hec.3668
Published in: Health Economics
Volume(Issue): 27
Issue: 9
Issue Date: 2-May-2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Wiley
ISSN: 1057-9230
1099-1050
Language: English
Subjects: Failure; Learning; Physician behavior
Subject (DDC): 362: Health and social services
Abstract: Procedural failures of physicians or teams in interventional healthcare may positively or negatively predict subsequent patient outcomes. We identify this effect by applying (non)linear dynamic panel methods to data from the Belgian transcatheter aorta valve implantation registry containing information on the first 860 transcatheter aorta valve implantation procedures in Belgium. We find that a previous death of a patient positively and significantly predicts subsequent survival of the succeeding patient. We find that these learning from failure effects are not long-lived and that learning from failure is transmitted across adverse events.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8207
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Appears in Collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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