TITLE

Wave of Lawsuits Could Hurt Hospitals' Bottom Lines, Raters Warn

AUTHOR(S)
Daulerio, A.J.
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;7/23/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31932, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Relates the views of rating analysts that the number of lawsuits against non-profit hospitals in the United States will inevitably affect hospital margins. Investors' increasing awareness of the suits; Lawsuits alleging that the hospitals manipulate account figures to distort the amount of charity care they provide to uninsured patients.
ACCESSION #
13925915

 

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