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Managed care and monopoly power : the antitrust challenge / Deborah Haas-Wilson.

Author:
Haas-Wilson, Deborah [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003.
Description:
viii, 238 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary note:
"As millions of Americans are aware, health care costs continue to increase rapidly. Much of this increase is due to the development of new life-sustaining drugs and procedures, but part of it is a result of the increased monopoly power of physicians, insurance companies, and hospitals, as the health care sector undergoes reorganization and consolidation. There are two tools to limit the growth of monopoly power: government regulation and antitrust policy. In this timely book, Deborah Haas-Wilson argues that enforcement of the antitrust laws is the tool of choice in most cases." "These laws enable markets to work competitively and therefore efficiently. Competitive markets foster low prices and high quality. Applying antitrust laws wisely, however, is a tricky business, and Haas-Wilson carefully explains how it can be done. Focusing on the economic concepts necessary to the enforcement of the antitrust laws in health care markets, Haas-Wilson provides a useful roadmap for guiding the evolution of these markets."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-231) and indexes.
Contents:
1. The Transformation of the Health Care System -- 2. The Current Treatment: A Strong Dose of Competition -- 3. Antitrust Policy in Health Care Markets -- 4. Market Definition in Health Care Markets -- 5. Entry Barriers in Health Care Markets -- 6. The Effects of Horizontal Consolidation among Hospitals, Physicians, or Insurers -- 7. The Effects of Vertical Consolidation in Health Care Markets.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
0674010523 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
2003041694
OCLC:
51637874
RCP:
C - S