A note on the relational aspects of hospital market definitions

David Dranove*, Mark Shanley

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-478
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Health Economics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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