About Hospital Medicine

About Hospital Medicine

ABOUT HOSPITAL MEDICINE Medically speaking, we came of age when physicians cared for their patients in the office and the hospital. We admitted them, saw them once or twice a year, and assisted with their surgeries. So when we decided to work directly for our patients...
Merger Mania

Merger Mania

MERGER MANIA Hospital executives routinely tell regulators and the public that their systems need to merge to improve patient care. Some economists say not to believe it. Carnegie Mellon’s Martin Gaynor reported in American Economic Journal that good old competition —...