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Dutch Hospital Mergers: No Evidence For Improvement Of Healthcare Quality

BY | July 17, 2017

By Bart Broers & Ron Kemp –  Merging hospitals often claim positive effects of the merger on the quality of care delivered. Our study shows that mergers seem to have…

By Bart Broers & Ron Kemp – 

Merging hospitals often claim positive effects of the merger on the quality of care delivered. Our study shows that mergers seem to have no clear effect on quality of care. This is an important finding for competition authorities when they have to weigh the quality improvement argument as an efficiency defense in their merger assessment.

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