Behind the flurry of M&A in recent years, a deeper trend of hospital integration is underway: the emergence of alternative partnerships that secure many of the same benefits of M&A without the financial and legal commitment:
- Clinical affiliation
- Regional collaborative
- Accountable care organization
- Clinically integrated network
This guide defines these types of partnerships and offers benefits, drawbacks, and examples of organizations in each.
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