Business transactions in the health care field are moving at a record pace in 2015. Analysts say the driving forces behind the robust merger and acquisition activity are many. Low interest rates get some of the credit. But the desire for scale is important, too.
Medicine is a business. It hasn't always been viewed that way. In fact, a lot of doctors who came up through the ranks back before World War II would likely confirm that when it came to learning their trade, the business side of things was never even touched on. The focus then was on making sure doctors were as good as they could be in delivering care within the context of the science of the day.