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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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Reshaping US Health Care From Competition and Confiscation to Cooperation and Mobilization

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Hospital Network Competition and Adverse Selection: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange

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Variation in Prices for Common Medical Tests and Procedures

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High-Cost Generic Drugs — Implications for Patients and Policymakers

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The Effects of Hospital Safety Scores, Total Price, Out-of-Pocket Cost, and Household Income on Consumers' Self-reported Choice of Hospitals.

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Dig Deep: Impacts and Implications of Rising Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs and the Hidden Costs of Health Care

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An Economic Framework For Preventive Care Advice

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The Partners HealthCare Settlement and the Future of Health Care Organizations

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Price Transparency In Medical Imaging

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12th Annual World Health Care Congress & Exhibition

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3Q14 Provider M&A Deals by Region

Once again, the Southeast and Midwest led the nation in acquisitions

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  • 26 - 30 Deals
  • 21 - 25 Deals
  • 6 - 10 Deals
  • 0 - 5 Deals

Fact of the Week

A recent analysis of 93 types of services and procedures found that IN-NETWORK prices for the same service often vary by 300% and can differ by as much as 750%.

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