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Specialty hospitals cherry-pick patients, exaggerate success, says INFORMS meeting paper
Date:10/7/2009

he same region. Their results show that the average operational performance of existing hospitals deteriorates following the entry of a focused competitor, who attracts the easy-to-treat patients.

Overall, they conclude that this business focus can indeed be the source of a competitive advantage in hospital operations. However, this advantage is substantially driven by focused hospitals cherry-picking easy-to-treat patients at the expense of other, full-service hospitals in the region.

Event: The Effect of Focus on Performance: Evidence from California Hospitals, presented by Diwas KC

Date: Wednesday, October 14

Time: 12:45-2:15 PM

Place: Hilton San Diego, Sapphire A/B, fourth floor


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Contact: Barry List
barry.list@informs.org
443-757-3560
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

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