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Lansing's Calm Health Care Market Belies Increased Competition, Economic Doldrums

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Publication Date: October 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Studying Health System Change

Author(s): Aaron Katz; Melanie Au; Gary Claxton; Joy M. Grossman

Series: Community Report No. 8

Topic: Health (Health services administration)

Type: Report

Coverage: Michigan

Abstract:

In May 2005, a team of researchers visited Lansing to study that community’s health system, how it is changing and the effects of those changes on consumers. The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), as part of the Community Tracking Study, interviewed nearly 70 leaders in the health care market. Lansing is one of 12 communities tracked by HSC every two years through site visits. Individual community reports are published for each round of site visits. The first four site visits to Lansing, in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2003, provide trend information against which changes are tracked. The Lansing market encompasses Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties.