Market Structure

  • Roice D. Luke
  • Ramesh K. Shukla
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


There is little doubt that the healthcare industry continues to undergo major and rapid change. However, there is considerable uncertainty as to what kinds of organizations will remain once the restructuring of markets has run its course. Will hospital firms move into powerful vertical systems, or stop at the safer shores of horizontal combinations? Will physicians align with hospitals locally, or opt to join up with national physician practice management companies? Will managed care companies align with integrated systems, or seek to divide and conquer at the local market level?


Metropolitan Statistical Area Hospital System Manage Care Organization Entry Barrier Herfindahl Index 
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  • Roice D. Luke
  • Ramesh K. Shukla

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