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Research Article

Hospital Performance, the Local Economy, and the Local Workforce: Findings from a US National Longitudinal Study

  • Jan Blustein mail,

    jan.blustein@wagner.nyu.edu

    Affiliation: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School and Division of General Medicine, NYU Medical School, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • William B. Borden,

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Melissa Valentine

    Affiliation: Program in Health Policy, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: June 29, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000297

About the Authors

Jan Blustein
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School and Division of General Medicine, NYU Medical School, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America
William B. Borden
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America
Melissa Valentine
Program in Health Policy, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jan.blustein@wagner.nyu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JB WBB MV. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: JB WBB MV. Designed the experiments/the study: JB WBB MV. Analyzed the data: JB WBB MV. Collected data/did experiments for the study: JB. Wrote the first draft of the paper: JB. Contributed to the writing of the paper: JB WBB MV.