Defining Geographic Markets for Hospital Care uri icon


  • There is a substantial body of economic literature discussing various approaches to delimiting geographic markets.' These approaches, however, seldom have been applied to analyses of hospital markets. With the growth of multihospital systems2 and the increased interest of the Federal Trade Commission and the United States Department of Justice in examining competition in the health care sector,3 the definition of hospital markets has become increasingly important.

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  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Morrisey, M. A., Sloan, F. A., & Valvona, J.

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  • 72

complete list of authors

  • Morrisey, MA||Sloan, FA||Valvona, J