Consolidation in the Medical Care Marketplace: A Case Study from Masschusetts
AbstractThis paper examines consolidation in the Massachusetts hospital market. We find that consolidation is driven primarily by a large decline in the demand for hospital beds, resulting from increased enrollment in managed care and technological changes. The drive to consolidate appears through three primary forces: consolidation for closure; consolidation for economies of scale; and consolidation for network creation.
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Date of creation: Mar 1997
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Publication status: published as Jason Barro, David M. Cutler. "Consolidation in the Medical Care Marketplace,A Case Study from Massachusetts," in Steven N. Kaplan, "Mergers and Productivity" University of Chicago Press (2000)
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- Jason Barro & David M. Cutler, 2000. "Consolidation in the Medical Care Marketplace,A Case Study from Massachusetts," NBER Chapters, in: Mergers and Productivity, pages 9-50 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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