Consolidation and concentration in the German hospital market: The two sides of the coin
AbstractIn many countries, policy makers try to increase quality and efficiency in the hospital sector by fostering competition. The German hospital market is a good example of this approach and the challenges that come with it. We focus on market concentration which is both a result of and a potential threat to more competition.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.
Volume (Year): 109 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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Hospital sector; Competition; Consolidation; Concentration; Health reform; Selective contracting;
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