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Review finds hospital consolidation means higher prices
Modern Healthcare

Hospital prices climb with hospital consolidation, according to a review of research on the marketplace for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The review, conducted by Martin Gaynor, the E.J. Barone professor of economics and health policy at Carnegie Mellon University, and Robert Town, associate professor of healthcare management, at the University of Pennsylvania, cited a handful of studies that considered the relationship between hospital prices and competition and found a link.