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A look at hospital mergers and antitrust enforcement through the lens of willingness-to-pay

June 11, 2010

As a predictor of post-merger price competition, “willingness to pay” is a potentially powerful tool that federal antitrust agencies are increasingly relying on when assessing proposed hospital mergers. The agencies’ increasing reliance on the technique means that a thorough understanding of it is essential for attorneys involved in hospital merger transactions.

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