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NHS hospital mergers bring few benefits. In the media

Latest CMPO working paper by Professor Carol Propper, Martin Gaynor and Mauro Laudicella : Can governments do it better? Merger mania and hospital outcomes in the English NHS receives national and international media attention:

Merged hospitals fail to bring gains, says study, Financial Times, 11 January 2012

NHS hospital mergers fail to produce gains, The Guardian, 12 January 2012

Hospital mergers have little benefit, study suggests, HSJ, 12 January 2012

Hospital mergers do not result in financial benefits, Healthcare Global, 11 January 2012

Mergers 'do not improve NHS hospital performance, Netdoctor, 11 January 2012

Hospital mergers trendy but offer few benefits, FierceHealthcare, 13 January 2012

Report says hospital mergers bring few benefits as NHS trusts in Dartford and Medway plan merge, News Shopper, 16 January 2012


Martin Gaynor, Mauro Laudicella and Carol Propper ‘Can governments do it better? Merger mania and hospital outcomes in the English NHS’ CMPO working paper 12/281 (pdf 572 KB)

This is an independent report commissioned and funded by the Policy Research Programme in the Department of Health. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the Department.

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