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The Source for Competitive Healthcare is an independent, nonprofit initiative of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy that serves as a multi-disciplinary resource for information and analysis about healthcare cost and competition.

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Association between market concentration of hospitals and patient health gain following hip replacement surgery

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Charge Awareness Affects Treatment Choice: Prospective Randomized Trial in Pediatric Appendectomy.

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Controlling Health Care Costs Through Limited Network Insurance Plans: Evidence from Massachusetts State Employees

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How Vertical Integration Affects Health Outcomes and Total Costs for Medicare Recipients

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Independent Physicians’ Practices And Consolidation

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National Academy for State Health Policy 27th Annual State Health Policy Conference

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Tax Issues for Health Care Organizations

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Fundamentals of Health Law

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Provider Mergers & Acquisitions by Region: First Half of 2014

The Midwest and Southeast have experienced the most provider mergers so far this year, New England the fewest


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Fact of the Week

Sixty-five percent of hospitals contract out their ER function, and some emergency medicine staffing groups — many serve a large number of hospitals, either nationally or locally — opt out of all insurance plans.

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