Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 13 No. 1 (Winter 1999)


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Change, Consolidation, and Competition in Health Care Markets

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Gaynor, Martin, and Deborah Haas-Wilson. 1999. "Change, Consolidation, and Competition in Health Care Markets." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 13(1): 141-164.

DOI: 10.1257/jep.13.1.141


In this paper, the authors summarize the nature of the changes in the structure of the health-care industry. They focus on the markets for health insurance, hospital services, and physician services. They discuss the potential implications of the restructuring of the health care industry for competition, efficiency, and public policy. As will become apparent, this area offers a number of intriguing questions.

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Gaynor, Martin (Carnegie Mellon U and NBER)
Haas-Wilson, Deborah (Smith College)

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I11: Analysis of Health Care Markets


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