Tag:Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

  • N.C. hospital monopolies driving cost of health care

    North Carolina’s cities host some of the nation’s most monopolistic hospital markets.  When it comes to giving patients’ choices in health care, North Carolina fares badly. Two of North Carolina’s cities — Durham and Greensboro — scored in the top five most monopolistic metro areas in…

  • Hospital mergers: Profits over patients

    “Economies of scale, lower administrative costs, and more coordinated care will lower overall costs and improve the quality of health care.” This is a line we typically hear when large hospital systems merge or acquire smaller practices. To many, this may seem reasonable. For example, think about a large retail…