Transforming US hospitals - The McKinsey Quarterly - us hospitals compete - Health Care - Hospitals
Posted Dec 20 2008 7:17pm
Transforming US hospitals - The McKinsey Quarterly - us hospitals compete - Health Care - Hospitals: "US hospitals are under siege. Their operating model once was simple: amass—under one expensive roof—powerful technologies, skilled physicians working at arm’s length, and a volume of patients sufficient to leverage enormous fixed costs. Now, however, intense competition from more focused health care providers, as well as the increasing ability of payers and consumers to obtain information about a hospital’s quality, service, and pricing—in short, about the value it provides—threaten to change the equation."