The Price Effects of Hospital Mergers: A Case Study of the Sutter-Summit Transaction

@article{Tenn2008ThePE,
  title={The Price Effects of Hospital Mergers: A Case Study of the Sutter-Summit Transaction},
  author={S. Tenn},
  journal={IO: Empirical Studies of Firms & Markets},
  year={2008}
}
  • S. Tenn
  • Published 2008
  • Economics
  • IO: Empirical Studies of Firms & Markets
We conduct a retrospective study of the Sutter-Summit hospital merger to assess whether antitrust enforcement in this matter was appropriate. This consummated merger combined two hospitals located close together in the Oakland-Berkeley region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The greater metropolitan area contained many other hospitals that offered a similar range of services, but which were located farther away. A central issue raised by the Sutter-Summit transaction was whether travel costs were… Expand
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