Because meaningful change in the structure of the hospital industry can only result from business combinations, the impact of the Meltdown on transaction options is an important topic for non-profit health systems to consider. This article describes two factors that will affect the extent to which industry concentration will occur in the future: the differing approaches taken to industry consolidation by various non-profit hospital groups, and the types of transactions that are likely to be available subsequent to the Meltdown.

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Author: James E. Burgdorfer
Date: August 2009
Source: The Governance Institute