How do hospitals grow? Usually, they add more beds and specialities. Chain hospitals build or buy hospitals in more cities. They spread out to different regions. That is what all large corporate hospital chains have done in India. But not Max Healthcare. The 17-year-old hospital chain with hospitals across north India is in the throes of losing an investor. Meanwhile, it is executing an unusual strategy.
If one can get almost anything delivered at home, why not healthcare?
When a hospital spins off a home healthcare business, it just does not work.