HCFO Grantee highliged in blog about History on Hospital Closings

Publication Date: 
May 3, 2009

Findings from a HCFO study led by Alan Sager, Ph.D., professor at Boston University, were highlighted in the May 3 Compass Group, Inc. blog post “History on Hospital Closings Relevant to Current Health Care Reform.” This HCFO study updated a large longitudinal database of hospital trends to examine how the hospital industry changed between 1980 and 1995. Specifically, the researchers delineated how the different changes in hospital configuration varied by city size and region, analyzed the predictors of hospital closings, relocations, and mergers, and assessed the implications of hospital closures on cost and access. The blog discusses how these findings are germane to the current health care reform discussion.