Competition or Coordination in Hospital Markets with Unionised Labour

@article{Brekke2004CompetitionOC,
  title={Competition or Coordination in Hospital Markets with Unionised Labour},
  author={Kurt R Brekke},
  journal={International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={65-89}
}
This paper study labour market responses to hospital mergers. The market consists of two hospitals providing horizontally and vertically differentiated services. Hospitals compete either in price and quality or just in quality (non-price competition). To provide medical care, hospitals employ health care workers (e.g., physicians, nurses). The workers collectively bargain wages either at a central level, firm level or plant level. Anticipating wage responses, hospitals decide whether or not to… CONTINUE READING

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