The Faces of Competition: A Comparative Analysis of Irvine Medical Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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The Faces of Competition Introduction Competition has its dark side. It is reported that over 40% of California hospitals have very poor patient safety as per the national report card and they are said to be poorly performing hospitals. Competition thus has decreased the patient safety and any hospital that wishes to remain in the market ought to consider this key feature. The hospitals taken for analysis have not released any data or report that can be researched pertaining to this issue. The projection of the hospital as very safe for patients would be the best marketing strategy. (Terhune, 2012) The second is to consider that costs in California heath care are rising and California hospital costs was based on price competition that was created by the process of selective contracting according to researchers which has also resulted in the threat to patients. Thus the factors that play a decisive role in the health care strategy are "expenses to patient volume, case-mix, hospital specialization, hospital size, ownership, location," (Zwanziger; Melnick; Bamezai, 1994) and such factors. The hospitals that are going to be compared are the Irvine Medical Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Hospital 1 Overview: University of California, Irvine Medical Center is situated at 101, The City Drive Orange, CA University of California, Irvine Medical Center, which is the key centre that is taken for analysis has been ranked 4th in Los

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