Massachusetts hospital market: Handle with care, buyers say

Harris, Elizabeth E.
March 1999
Bond Buyer;03/25/99, Vol. 327 Issue 30606, p10
Trade Publication
Focuses on investing in the health care industry in Massachusetts. Portfolio managers' efforts to benefit from the industry's changes while avoiding its pitfalls; Impact of managed care on revenues of hospitals; Bond ratings.


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