Investor Sharing Across the Healthcare Delivery System

Common investors in the healthcare delivery industry have historically been difficult to track. One recent study published in Health Affairs Magazine analyzing data from various sources concludes that between the year 2005 and 2015 common investors in healthcare continuum – including acute care hospitals, post-acute care, hospice, etc – increased from 25% to 49%. The prevalence of common investor ownership structures within healthcare delivery systems and their evolution has not been widely noted or examined until recently. Understanding this type of investor sharing across health delivery systems is important because it inevitably affects antitrust, payment, and regulatory policies.