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Consolidation and concentration in the German hospital market: The two sides of the coin

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  • Schmid, Andreas
  • Ulrich, Volker

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In 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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  • Schmid, Andreas & Ulrich, Volker, 2013. "Consolidation and concentration in the German hospital market: The two sides of the coin," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 109(3), pages 301-310.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:109:y:2013:i:3:p:301-310
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.08.012
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