Hospital competition in major U.S. Metropolitan areas: Empirical evidence

Academic Article


  • In response to dramatic rises in health care costs, policy-makers have been debating the relative merits of competitive strategies as a means of containing costs. This article represents a study of the 29 largest MSAs for 1991. Controlling for environmental conditions in each market, the impact of competition on hospital costs was examined. Competition was found to have had a significant positive impact on overall hospital costs.
  • Author List

  • Rivers PA; Glover S; Munchus G
  • Start Page

  • 37
  • End Page

  • 49
  • Volume

  • 23
  • Issue

  • 1