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Hospital Mergers on the Rise

Created on August 1, 2014

Hospital Mergers on the Rise

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Read the original report, "How the Affordable Care Act Fuels Health Care Market Consolidation," by Christopher Pope.

In 2012, there were 100 hospital mergers and acquisitions. Since 1998, there have been 1,113 such deals, averaging about 74 per year.

Source: American Hospital Association, “Trends Affecting Hospitals and Health Systems,” Trendwatch Chartbook 2012, http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/chartbook /index.shtml (accessed June 18, 2014).

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Tags: Affordable-Care-Act, ACA, Obamacare, health-care, consolidation, hospitals, mergers