The effect of injecting price competition into the hospital market: the case of preferred provider organizations.

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Preferred provider organizations (PPOs) and other discount health care purchasers are injecting price competition into the hospital market, which has hitherto been insulated from price competition by comprehensive and generous insurance coverage. Providing the discounts demanded by PPOs thus poses unaccustomed and difficult problems for hospitals. We… (More)

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@article{Dranove1986TheEO, title={The effect of injecting price competition into the hospital market: the case of preferred provider organizations.}, author={David Dranove and Margaret Satterthwaite and James Sindelar}, journal={Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing}, year={1986}, volume={23 4}, pages={419-31} }