Hospitals’ geographic expansion in quest of well-insured patients: will the outcome be better care, more cost, or both
Health Affairs, 04/13/2012
Carrier ER et al. – The acceleration and expansion of such geographically competitive strategies by hospitals has implications for cost and access. Although payers and competitors contend such strategies will lead to higher costs, hospitals assert the expansions will increase efficiency, increase access, and improve the quality of care provided to patients.