Hospitals monitor the quality of patient care by controlling physician access to hospitals and their facilities. Physicians denied staff privileges may claim that the hospital's limitation on access represents a concerted refusal to deal-a violation of the Sherman Act. In this article, the author examines the allegedly anticompetitive practices of hospitals and concludes that the hospitals' concerted refusal to deal may be permitted as a legitimate means of self-regulation by professionals
William R. Drexel,
The Antitrust Implications of the Denial of Hospital Staff Privileges,
36 U. Miami L. Rev.
Available at: http://repository.law.miami.edu/umlr/vol36/iss2/3