Mergers myth in healthcare

Mergers myth in healthcare

What is the single biggest myth surrounding mergers in healthcare?

What is the single biggest myth surrounding mergers in healthcare?

What is the single biggest myth surrounding mergers in healthcare?

The running of the NHS raises strong emotions in Britain. Failures in the healthcare system usually make the front pages, and as my colleagues argue, many of the mergers that took place in the late 80s and early 90s, were unsuccessful. But as Carwyn Langdown writes, the idea that they’re all failures is a myth.

By contrast, Matthew Custance argues that it is cost that is often, wrongly, blamed for failure. We should not be misled by the headlines around the costs of merger.

Matthew Custance

"A healthcare merger is no more costly than a large well managed performance improvement or cultural change project, which is what it often is."

Carwyn Langdown

"For me, the single biggest myth surrounding mergers in healthcare is that they are all failures" 

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