Effects of the Medicare Prospective Payment System on Hospital Cost Containment: An Early Appraisal Academic Article uri icon


  • In the 1970s and early 1980s it was commonly believed that the control of hospital costs could only be achieved by regulatory mechanisms that applied to the hospital system as a whole. There was a clear rationale for this view, namely that, if one controlled only one segment, costs would merely be shifted to the unregulated segment and no overall cost reductions would occur. Certificate-of-need and state rate-setting programs had this underlying philosophy

published proceedings

  • The Milbank Memorial Fund quarterly

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Sloan, F. A., Morrisey, M. A., & Valvona, J

citation count

  • 51

complete list of authors

  • Sloan, FA||Morrisey, MA||Valvona, J

publication date

  • January 1988