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Cross-Market Hospital Mergers: An Antitrust Theory Challenged by Facts and Law

BY | May 7, 2019

By Jeffrey W. Brennan A developing economic literature focuses on price effects from mergers between non-competing hospitals. “Cross-market” mergers occur between hospitals in separate geographic markets. In nearly every analytical…

By Jeffrey W. Brennan

A developing economic literature focuses on price effects from mergers between non-competing hospitals. “Cross-market” mergers occur between hospitals in separate geographic markets. In nearly every analytical respect, they are unlike horizontal and vertical mergers, and neither federal antitrust agency has ever challenged such a merger. These transactions are drawing attention over concerns they may give merging hospitals greater power over price than they individuall

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