Consolidation in the Medical Care Marketplace: A Case Study from Masschusetts
This 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.
|Date of creation:||Mar 1997|
|Publication status:||published as Consolidation in the Medical Care Marketplace,A Case Study from Massachusetts , Jason Barro, David M. Cutler. in Mergers and Productivity , Kaplan. 2000|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.|
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