Laurence Baker


Laurence C. Baker is a professor of health research and policy at Stanford University, in California, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Vertical Integration: Hospital Ownership Of Physician Practices Is Associated With Higher Prices And Spending

by Daniel P. Kessler, Laurence Baker, M. Kate Bundorfvia Health Affairs
Monday, May 12, 2014

We examined the consequences of contractual or ownership relationships between hospitals and physician practices, often described as vertical integration.