More physicians joining large health systems across CT
From 2016 to 2018, the number of Connecticut physicians affiliated with large health systems grew in every area of the state, according to a new analysis in Health Affairs. Nationally the percent of physicians in large health systems rose by 11%, and the rate grew in 92% of US metro areas. Growth was fastest in the Northeast and Midwest.
|largest health system||% physicians in health systems, 2018|
|Bridgeport||Yale New Haven Health System||42%|
|Norwich-New London||Yale New Haven Health System||38%|
|New Haven-Milford||Yale New Haven Health System||43%|
|Worcester MA-CT||UMass Memorial Health Care||52%|
There is growing evidence that market consolidation increases costs without improving quality. The authors suggest a number of state policy changes that could mitigate cost increases.