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Can governments do it better? Merger mania and hospital outcomes in the English NHS

 

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Can governments do it better? Merger mania and hospital outcomes in the English NHS

This study found that mergers are unlikely to be the most effective way of dealing with poorly performing NHS hospitals.

It looked at the wave of hospital consolidation in the late 1990s and early 2000s – in which around half the acute hospitals in England were involved in a merger – and found that these mergers brought few benefits. More …..