October 28, 2009
Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) tests innovative strategies for improving health care at the community level. These snapshots of success highlight one activity from each of the original 14 AF4Q communities and outline the steps involved, lessons learned and results of the activity.
August 1, 2003
Program Result Report
During 1996 and 1997, researchers at the Economic and Social Research Institute, led by Jack A. Meyer, PhD, examined the St. Louis and Philadelphia hospital markets, which experienced extensive merger activity in the early 1990s, to assess whether horizontal integration combined with purchaser pressure can shrink the excess capacity in a hospital system.