Hospital Merge Case

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Total 244 horizontally merged hospitals were analyzed and compared to more than 3500 short term general hospitals which were the basic data in 1986. The basic data, which were two/third of all U.S. short-term general hospitals before the merging period. Merging hospitals showed that they tended to merge in the areas with market concentration and higher HMO acceptance. Mergers were more likely to be owned private owners and wanted to be one member of the system, and they became bigger after merging in terms of a number of beds and high rate of acceptance. Generally, the results of the study were very positive. In the merged hospitals, both mean service price and cost of the organization were about 7% less than non-merged organizations during
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