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Antitrust, Health Care Quality, And The Courts, Peter J. Hammer, William M. Sage Jan 2002

Antitrust, Health Care Quality, And The Courts, Peter J. Hammer, William M. Sage

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Antitrust law represents the principal legal tool that the United States employs to police private markets, yet it often relegates quality and nonprice considerations to a secondary position. While antitrust law espouses the belief that vigorous competition will enhance quality as well as price, little evidence exists of the practical ability of courts to deliver on that promise. In this Article, Professors Hammer and Sage examine American health care as a vehicle for advancing understanding of the nexus among competition, quality, and antitrust law. The Article reports the results of a comprehensive empirical review of judicial opinions in health care ...