Which types of hospital mergers save consumers money?

Abstract

This study analyzes the changes in costs and prices from 1986 to 1994 for more than 3,500 U.S. short-term general hospitals, including 122 horizontal mergers. These mergers were generally financially beneficial to consumers, providing average price reductions of approximately 7 percent. Merger-related price reductions were considerably less in market areas… (More)

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@article{Connor1997WhichTO, title={Which types of hospital mergers save consumers money?}, author={R A Connor and Roger D. Feldman and Bryan E. Dowd and Tiffany A. Radcliff}, journal={Health affairs}, year={1997}, volume={16 6}, pages={62-74} }