Variable

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)


Days in hospital

Fstat.

0.026

0.007

0.001

0.001

Rehospitalization rate (same MDC)

Fstat.

0.059

0.002

0.004

0.002

Rehospitalization rate (same Hosp., same MDC)

Fstat.

0.068

0.003

0.013

0.012

Mortality rate

Fstat.

0.095

0.008

0.001

0.003

MDC x Year interaction

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hosp. and MDC Interactions with:

Discharges

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Age

No

No

Yes

Yes

Male

No

No

No

Yes

 Source: Our calculations using data provided by the Lombardy Health Care Department. Note: The table shows the test of parallel trends, for different outcome variables, respectively the log of the number of days of hospitalization (outcome days in hospital), the log of the rate at which a discharged patient happens to be rehospitalized in the same MDC and in both the same hospital and MDC within 30 days (outcome rehospitalization rates), the log of the mortality rate within 30 days after discharge (outcome mortality rate). The test is run for the period 2004–2010, fitting a fourthorder polynomial of a time trend