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4. Capturing economies of scale is often offered as a reason for the consolidation of hospitals. In theory, if there are economics of scale, consolidation should result in cost savings for hospitals. What do the empirical studies mentioned in your text imply about consolidation for hospitals and cost savings? If not for cost savings, what other benefits are there for consolidations of hospitals.?
5. Discuss the structure, conduct and performance of the pharmaceutical industry. How does its structure, conduct and performance impact patients? Given the structure, conduct and performance of the pharmaceutical industry, predict the responsiveness of the industry to a common disease as compared to a very rare disease. Assume both diseases have very similar impacts on patients.