The valuation of PE deals in the US health care sector surpassed $100 billion in 2018, which is a 20-fold increase from 2000, when it was less than $5 billion.

A recent study in Health Affairs looked at the impact of private equity (PE) investment in for-profit hospitals in the U.S. The authors of the study said its findings raised questions on whether the goals of PE investors—who seek to create value over a relatively short period of time—align with the goal of providing high-quality health care.

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