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Mergers do little to aid patients

Marah Short | Vivian Ho

Mergers do little to aid patients.

New research finds that health care consolidation and the integration of hospital and doctor services not only fail to improve quality but also reduce patient satisfaction. Read "Weighing the Effects of Vertical Integration Versus Market Concentration on Hospital Quality" in the journal "Medical Care and Research Review.":

More about the study from:

Rice University news release -

Houston Chronicle -

Modern Healthcare (subscription required) -

HealthCare Business News -