Health Care Consolidations and Conversions: Market Trend or Market Failure?

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Mar 26, 2002


Anthony Wellever


This Forum Brief was prepared as background material for a March 2002 Kansas Health Policy Forum. The brief presents information about changes occurring in the health care market and examines policy issues underlying health care consolidations and conversions. Key issues discussed include the effect of these transactions on the health care consumer and the level of government involvement in consolidations and conversions.

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