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Hospital Mergers or Acquisitions May Cause Short-Term Patient Safety Issues

  • July 31, 2018

Drawing from a CRICO-funded study that found institutional partnerships and transactions might put patients at a higher risk for harm in the short run,  this STAT op-ed piece emphasizes that “Improving the safety of patient care is possible during mergers and affiliations, but requires intentional efforts.”


Article authors Ariadne Lab researchers Susan Haas, M.D., and William Berry, M.D., along with CRICO president and CEO Mark E. Reynolds,  shared how “Over the past few years, Harvard-affiliated hospital systems have expanded, much like their counterparts in other parts of the country. The leadership of these systems identified mergers and affiliations as an emerging area of risk.” CRICO was asked by its affiliate institutions “to support a process to better understand the nature of the risk caused by the variation in how care is provided in the different hospitals and to propose solutions.” CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs to do this.  

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Haas S, Berry W, Reynolds M. Hospital mergers or acquisitions may cause short-term patient safety issues. STAT. July 31, 2018.

 

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