Paul Keckley of Navigant Consulting summarizes the rapid pace of consolidation within U.S. health care. Keckley’s article has a business angle. He points out that a staple of business school case studies is failed mergers. Nevertheless, most mature industries (e.g. airlines, accounting firms) consolidate rapidly and thoroughly.
Health care has seen a wave of mergers before.
Read the entire column at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.