Several recent analyses of the structure, conduct and performance of local hospital markets base their market definitions on geographic constructs that fail to consider the implications of a market's location relative to other hospital markets. In this note we show the importance of relational aspects of hospital markets. Use of any a priori measure of hospital markets that does not consider these aspects should be reconsidered.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health