Health Care and Antitrust: Current and Future Issues for the United States
Scheffler, R.M., and H. Schneider. “Health Care and Antitrust: Current and Future Issues for the United States.” Gaceta Sanitaria 20:Supl 2 (Apr. 2006): 14-6.
The authors discuss the changing role of the antitrust policy in today’s health care markets and possible future environments. The antitrust challenges today lie in maintaining competition when hospitals merge or bargain as multi-hospital systems, providing access in areas with high concentration of hospital closures, incorporating quality into the measures of market power. The role of quality competition may become more important in the future scenarios such as single payer system under fixed prices.
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