Research Grants

Funding For:

Spillover Effects of Private Equity Acquisitions of Physician Practices on Local Market Competitors: Implications for Access to Care

Private Equity


Yashaswini Singh, Brown University

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024



Summary of the Project:

The acquisition of physician practices by private equity (PE) firms has grown rapidly, yet little is known about the effects on providers in the same market that do not get acquired. This research will use Medicare claims data to examine the impact of PE acquisitions on patient access, with a focus on complex surgical cases in ophthalmology. The findings will explore the aggregate effects of PE in health care and inform policy.