Another Perspective on Healthcare M&A

I have read and have often written quite a bit about healthcare mergers and acquisitions from the industry perspective. I, for one, happen to believe that done correctly, they are good for the industry as scale can enable more efficiency and productivity.

A new national survey, albeit from the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA) with a potential vested interest, provides the patient perspective, which is not as optimistic. The survey included a sample of 1,191 American adults, 60% of whom are concerned about the impact that rising hospital mergers and acquisitions will have on their access to affordable care.

Take it for what it’s worth, but I thought it was interesting to bring this different perspective to the dialogue.

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