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AHA Defends Hospital Consolidations



The volume of mergers and acquisitions in healthcare is "consistent with efforts to try to achieve economies of scale...and changes in demand and particularly to realign and enhance services," says a report from the American Hospital Association.



1 comments on "AHA Defends Hospital Consolidations"
R Daniel King (6/6/2013 at 8:20 AM)

It's the culture stupid, not size. Hospitals are inefficient and quality challenged not because of size, but because leadership fosters a culture where politics trumps accountability, communication is a one-way street, and feelings trump facts. If size is the answer, then the majority of the top 25 largest systems would already be examples of low cost, high quality health systems. Health care's problem is not size but leadership that has been neutered by a highly political and controlling federal government utilizing price controls to control "their" costs and scripted regulations to achieve quality. Neither have ever worked, nor will ObamaCare which is a dead program spending, taxing and regulating.