An Economic Analysis of Healthcare Markets and Competition in Three States

Arnold Ventures

Principal Investigators
Brent D. Fulton, PhD, MBA, and Richard M. Scheffler, PhD

Project Period
January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024

About the Project
Healthcare markets have rapidly consolidated, resulting in large hospital systems and physician organizations charging high prices without a consistent increase in quality. The lack of enforcement by states to address anticompetitive mergers and conduct is partially due to limited resources and the lack of local market-specific empirical evidence, which study will address by examining three states to identify healthcare markets that have non-competitive prices, high total of cost care, and low healthcare quality.