Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Sarah K. Yaghmaee
Recently, the H-1B visa program has been a target of reform under the Trump administration. This study explores whether the employment of H-1B physicians in U.S. hospitals has any effect on the quality of healthcare provided. As indicators of quality, I use patient survey scores as well as mortality and readmission rates. This new econometric evidence suggests that patient perception of quality is not influenced by prejudice toward nonimmigrant physicians, but provides inconclusive results for the rate-based measures of healthcare quality.
Yaghmaee, Sarah, "Does the H-1B Visa Program Impact Quality of Healthcare?" (2018). Scripps Senior Theses. 1116.