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Quality of care isn’t better at physician-employed hospitals, study shows
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals that employ physicians don’t perform any better than other hospitals on certain quality measures, according to a new study.

The study, recently in the journal Medical Care Research and Review, also found that hospitals in concentrated markets reported lower patient satisfaction scores.

“There are less incentives to keep patients happy when they don’t have a competitor down the road to go to,” said Marah Short, lead author of the study and associate director of the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.