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How does private equity-backed acquisition impact hospitals?

Vivian Ho | Anaeze C. Offodile II

How does private equity-backed acquisition impact hospitals?.

By Anaeze C. Offodile II, Marcelo Cerullo, Mohini Bindal, Jose Alejandro Rauh-Hain and Vivian Ho

Private equity investment in hospitals has grown substantially in the 21st century, and it accelerated in the years leading up the COVID-19 pandemic. In this study of short-term acute care hospitals acquired by private equity firms, the authors find they not only have higher markups and profit margins, they’re also slower to expand their staffs.

Read the article in Health Affairs (subscription required).