Healio March 20, 2023
ByAlex Young

Key takeaways:

  • Private equity firms target health care because it is seen as a more stable investment.
  • Research on patient outcomes has shown mixed results, but some PE-owned hospitals have become more efficient by cutting costs and increasing revenue.

Private equity has had a long involvement with and continues to stay active in the business of health care.

In a panel discussion at the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD, executive director at the institute, said the number of private equity deals in health care has increased from 325 in 2010 to more than 1,000 in 2021.

“Private equity firms have invested nearly $1 trillion through thousands of deals to...

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