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Healthc Financ Manage. 2009 Nov;63(11):56-60, 62.

Hospital consolidation outlook: surviving in a tough economy.

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Navigant Consulting, Inc, Chicago, USA.


The rapid hospital consolidation activity of the late 1990s has tapered off, but it's expected to pick up again. The reasons for hospital consolidation have shifted from gaining leverage with payers to achieving cost savings and operating efficiencies to survive in the market. The hospital industry can expect to undergo more profound structural and organizational changes in the decade ahead than it did in the past decade.

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