The Impact Of Hmo And Hospital Competition On Hospital Costs
HMO competition; Hospital competition; Hospital cost per adjusted admission
This study examines the impact of HMO penetration and competition on health system performance, as measured by hospital cost per adjusted admissions. The study population consisted of acute-care hospitals in the United States. The findings of this study suggest that there is no relationship between HMO competition and hospital cost per adjusted admission. Governmental efforts to stimulate competition in the hospital market, if focused on promoting HMOs, are not likely to produce cost-containing results quickly. © 2005 Aspen Publishers, Inc.
Journal of Health Care Finance
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Younis, Mustafa Z.; Rivers, Patrick A.; and Fottler, Myron D., "The Impact Of Hmo And Hospital Competition On Hospital Costs" (2005). Scopus Export 2000s. 3260.