Consolidation in the Medical Care Marketplace: A Case Study from Masschusetts
NBER Working Paper No. 5957
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.
Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w5957
Published: Consolidation in the Medical Care Marketplace,A Case Study from Massachusetts, Jason Barro, David M. Cutler. in Mergers and Productivity, Kaplan. 2000
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