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The impact of health plan and hospital concentration is statistically significant in predicting baseline total cost of care and growth in costs, but not as significant as other factors. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Competition isn’t the only factor in the end-cost of health care; instead, the more a market is fragmented, the higher costs tend to be.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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