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Benefits unclear from major N.C. hospital mergers

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From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 771: Hospital mergers have generated headlines in recent weeks. UNC Health Care and the former Carolinas HealthCare System, now known as Atrium, are pursuing a partnership that has raised red flags for some observers. Atrium is also pursuing a merger with a Georgia hospital system. Katherine Restrepo, John Locke Foundation director of health care policy, discusses pros and cons of hospital mergers. Restrepo focuses on the potential impact for health care consumers in North Carolina.