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Systems moving in on freestanding children’s hospitals

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Some freestanding hospitals for children face increasing competitive threats from big systems.

Ralphe Schwarz told the publication that pediatrics represents 9-10 percent of healthcare spending, but offering a comprehensive services popular with young families  lets  systems compete better  for broader contracts with health plans.  And the  higher rates paid to the field’s highly complex specialties also help lure newcomers.




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