Strategic alliances and hospitals: a US perspective

Russell Cardwell (Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA)
Douglas Bolon (Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA)

Journal of Management in Medicine

ISSN: 0268-9235

Publication date: 1 April 1996


The number of hospital providers in the USA is shrinking and the market is becoming increasingly competitive. Many financially challenged hospital institutions are searching for a better way to compete. Contends that strategic alliances offer many attractive solutions for hospital management which include: scale economies, relative low cost for risk sharing and improved efficiency. Argues that the future of alliances focuses on capitation, quality information systems for co‐ordination, and the continuum of care which a strategic alliance can provide to a community.



Cardwell, R. and Bolon, D. (1996), "Strategic alliances and hospitals: a US perspective", Journal of Management in Medicine, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 40-46.

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