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Brown bag seminar | When fraud (and corruption) kill: Hospital-acquired infections and neonatal health

Researcher Andreea Mitrut and co-authors currently studies the effects of a massive medical fraud in hospitals wards. Join the next SITE brown bag seminar to learn more about Andreea and her co-authors preliminary results and what impact it has on neonatal health outcomes.

Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) cordially invites you to join the online brown bag seminar with Andreea Mitrut presenting a working paper titled`When fraud (and corruption) kill: Hospital-acquired infections and neonatal health´.

When fraud (and corruption) kill: Hospital-acquired infections and neonatal health

(Co-authors: Simona Tudor & Cristian Pop-Eleches)

Abstract

This paper studies the effects of a massive medical fraud in hospitals wards. Using public procurement data, we can extract the exact date when hospitals started purchasing allegedly diluted antiseptics and disinfectants sold by a large pharmaceutical company in Romania. We use the variation generated by the time each hospital started using the biocides provided by the company and show that fraud can have extreme effects on neonatal health outcomes. Our preliminary results suggest significant negative effects on several health-related outcomes of the newborn children. These results indicate that the main mechanism in place is related to hospital-acquired infections.  

About the speaker

Andreea Mitrut is an Associate Professor (Docent) at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg.

Andreea was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Uppsala University. During the last five years she was a regular visiting scholar at Columbia University.

Andreea's research focuses on topics such as health, education and labor economics. She is also interested in studying topics at the intersection between health or education economics and political economy, especially corruption.

Learn more about Andreea's research projects >>

Interested in joining the online seminar?

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