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Insights Exclusive: Impact of M&A Activity on Quality and Cost

Insights Report · June 15, 2016

Impact of Merger and Acquisition Activity on Quality and Cost

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The latest NEJM Catalyst survey on the new marketplace reveals attitudes about the impact of mergers and acquisitions on health care costs and quality within the local markets of respondents. Overall, the survey shows more positive views than negative among our Insights Council members. Drilling into the data, however, we see that health care executives and clinicians hold very different opinions on the impact of M&A. Nearly a third (31%) of executives say M&A will have a positive effect on both the quality and cost of health care, but only 19% of non-executive physicians agree. Physicians responding to the survey have more negative sentiments on the impact on quality, or they take a wait-and-see approach.

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