AJMC October 12, 2021
Ran Sun, PhD, Selen Bozkurt, PhD, Marcy Winget, PhD, Mark R. Cullen, MD, Tina Seto, MS, Tina Hernandez-Boussard, PhD

This study assessed health care utilization and patient flow after a recent merger of community practices, a community hospital, and an academic medical center.


Objectives: Hospital mergers and acquisitions are increasingly used as a strategy to facilitate value-based care. However, no studies have assessed health care utilization (HCU) and patient flow across merged institutions. We aim to evaluate patient population distribution, HCU, and patient flow across a recent hospital merger of an academic medical center (AMC), a primary and specialty care alliance (PSC), and a community-based medical center (CMC).

Study Design: This was a retrospective observational study.

Methods: The study used 2018 adult demographic and encounter data from electronic health records. Patients’ parent health care institution was determined by the...

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