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Policy Matters

Mar 13, 2019

Nationwide, hospital consolidation remains a powerful trend shaping healthcare delivery to millions of Americans.   So does hospital acquisition of physician practices and physician organizations.  Theoretically, such mergers and acquisitions could make sense by creating economies of scale and complementarities in patient services.   But there is also evidence that such mergers do little to restrain prices or improve patient outcomes.

Our guest this episode is Marah Short, associate director of the Center for Health and Biosciences at the Baker Institute.   She has recently published a paper, coauthored by Dr. Vivian Ho, Director of the Center, on today’s subject.