Private equity, those that Tom Wolfe described in the Bonfire of the Vanities as “Masters of the Universe,” continue to purchase medical practices. It creates a market force whose primary interest is the balance sheet’s bottom line. Let the patient beware.
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Consolidation in healthcare is not limited to hospitals or pharmacies. Medical practices are consolidating, too. But more worrisome is the arrival of private equity. They are predators hollowing out companies (like Toys R Us, leaving the shell to be cleaned up by others). Is that what we want for medical practices?