Learning from failure in healthcare: Dynamic panel evidence of a physician shock effect

Raf Van Gestel*, Tobias Müller, Johan Bosmans

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1340-1353
Number of pages14
JournalHealth Economics (United Kingdom)
Volume27
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2018

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