Gloomy Health Care Outlook Won't Stop Need for Capital
- capital as percentage of total costs declines while total capital costs increase. Gaughan, Phil // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);May2005, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p126
The article reports that during the past eight years, hospitals in the United States have been challenged to meet critical obligations with reduced profit margins. New data through December 2004 suggest that while capital as a percentage of total operating costs continues to trend downward,...
- HEALTH CARE. // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;11/16/2007, Issue 323789, p6
The article reports on developments relevant to the health care industry of California as of November 16, 2007. It includes information on the $1-million endowment for the establishment of the Jane Willson Heart Center at the Children's Hospital Central California, as well as the concerns...
- A new year begets predictions about money and more money. Neil, Robert // Materials Management in Health Care;Jan2004, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p6
Looks at what may lay ahead for the health care industry and predict what issues will shape the decisions hospitals make in the U.S. in 2004. Issues involving money; Group purchasing organizations; Health care costs; Medical liability insurance premiums.
- SHOP AROUND. M. C. M. // Atlanta;Jul2013, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p120
The article offers helpful information for patients in the U.S. in terms of hospital bills or medical care costs.
- Florida Latest Test Case for Suits vs. Nonprofit Hospitals. Sigo, Shelly // Bond Buyer;6/30/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 32165, p32
Reports on the lawsuits filed against hospitals and their parent companies for overcharging uninsured patients in Florida. Identification of hospitals cited in the lawsuits; Similarity of the suits to the cases filed under the auspices of Richard Scruggs, a lawyer from Mississippi; Credit...
- Excess capacity: S. Florida characterized by 'supply-side economics' Carlson, Joe // Modern Healthcare;7/25/2011 Anniversary Issue, p15
The article provides information on the healthcare market in the area of Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami in Florida. South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association president Linda Quick says that the community is characterized by excess capacity. She adds that the area has always...
- missing elements in the healthcare debate. Young, David W. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Aug2006, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p94
The article presents the missing elements in the heated debate over how to contain the rapid escalating costs while simultaneously providing access to health care for the uninsured in the U.S. It suggests that the financial flows in the healthcare system could be restructured to ensure that...
- Studies: Practice consolidation influences cost of health care. Ritchie, Alison // Ophthalmology Times;11/1/2014, Vol. 39 Issue 20, p54
The article reports on two new studies as of November 2014 that highlights the increasing mergers between small, private practices and larger health-care organizations and reveals the association between less competition and increased hospital ownership of practices and higher health-care costs.
- driving out waste in health care. Alkire, Mike // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Jul2012, Vol. 66 Issue 7, p108
The article focuses on the things to consider to reduce waste in the health care industry in the U.S. The author outlines 12 common causes of waste and cost including staffing inefficiency, medication errors, and excessive readmissions. Also offered are the innovative strategies health systems...