Monday's announcement that Aetna will buy Coventry Health Care underscores the trend in health care consolidation. CompHealth, a Salt Lake City-based health care staffing firm, offers an interesting visual to illustrate the industry's merger activity based on a 2011 survey. >>View: Healthy Growth?
- 75% of hospitals and health systems considering merger or acquisition
- 52% of merger deals valued < $50M
- Top reason for deal cancellation: Culture Incompatibility