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Private Equity Acquisitions of Physician Medical Practices and Implications for Practice Patterns and Costs of Care


Jane Zhu, Oregon Health and Science University

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Jan 01, 2021 - Jun 30, 2022



Summary of the Project:

Using private health insurance claims and longitudinal data on private equity (PE) investment in physician medical practices, this study will describe recent trends in PE acquisitions and assess their effect on total and component charges and on categories of health care utilization across physician groups. Findings will provide needed empirical evidence about the implications of the marked increase in PE investments in the health care sector.

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September 2, 2022

Association of Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices With Changes in Health Care Spending and Utilization.

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Author: Singh Y, Song Z, Polsky D, Bruch JD, Zhu JM.

April 29, 2022

Geographic Variation in Private Equity Penetration Across Select Office-Based Physician Specialties in the US

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Author: Y Singh, JM Zhu, D Polsky, et al