Measuring competition in health care markets.

  title={Measuring competition in health care markets.},
  author={Laurence C. Baker},
  journal={Health services research},
  volume={36 1 Pt 2},
OBJECTIVE Measuring competition is increasingly important for analysis of health care markets and policies. Measurement of competition in health care is made complex by the breadth of potential issues under study, by the lack of necessary data, and by rapid changes in health care financing and delivery. This study reviews key issues in the measurement of competition and is designed to familiarize researchers and policymakers interested in competition measurement, but not steeped in its practice… CONTINUE READING