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The New York rating agency Moody’s is predicting a new wave of hospital mergers. In view of the global economic crisis, this is especially applicable for the hospital market in the USA. Here expensive refunds and rising costs of non-profit hospitals are necessitating new partnerships. In Germany a significant need for capital has also developed through halting investments. Every fifth community hospital federally has debts.

For hospitals, according to Moody’s, mergers are a strategic option to improve cost structure and market presence. Another advantage would be that mergers diversify risks.

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