Recent Hospital Mergers Have Improved Patient Care and Decreased Costs by 2.5%
Coordinating health care services is one way hospitals are keeping people healthy while reducing costs. To better serve their patients and communities, hospitals are strengthening ties to each other and physicians to improve quality and efficiency.
Hospitals are also coordinating with:
- home health caregivers
- rehabilitation centers
- nursing homes and other providers
to bring health care and services to people where they live. And these partnerships help sustain health care providers in towns and cities across the country.
To see how care coordination is good for patients and health care and for more information on how the growth in the cost of care is slowing down, see below.
- Hospital Merger Benefits: Views from Hospital Leaders and Econometric Analysis
This research finds recent hospital mergers result in significant cost savings and quality improvements that cannot be replicated by looser affiliations.
- Report Executive Summary
Key findings from analysis of recent hospital mergers show efficiencies that unleash savings, innovation and quality improvement essential to transforming health care delivery and data that mergers do not lead to spike in revenues.
- Hospitals: Coordinating Care to Serve Patients (Infographic)
- Press Release
New research finds hospital mergers drive high-value, high-performing health care.
- Merger Impact on Communities
Four real-world vignettes of why hospital mergers happen and how they positively impacted care.
- Benefits of Hospital Mergers (AHA MEMBERS ONLY)
- Hospitals: The Changing Landscape is Good for Patients & Health Care
Hospitals are being encouraged through incentives from the government and private sector to work closely together and with physicians and other caregivers.
- Health care price growth lowest since December 1997
Altarum research also finds that health care price growth is at its lowest level in more than a decade.