Hospital competition in major U.S. metropolitan areas: An empirical evidence

Academic Article


  • In response to dramatic rises in health care costs, policymakers have been debating the relative merits of competitive strategies as a means of containing costs. We study the 29 largest metropolitan statistical areas for 1991, and controlling for environmental conditions in each market, we examined the impact of competition on hospital costs. We conclude that competition had a significant positive impact on overall hospital costs. © 1999 Elsevier Science Inc.
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    Author List

  • Asubonteng Rivers P; Bae S
  • Start Page

  • 597
  • End Page

  • 606
  • Volume

  • 28
  • Issue

  • 5