A Message From AHA President Dick Davidson

May 1999
AHA News;05/24/99, Vol. 35 Issue 20, p5
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Features the message of American Health Association President Dick Davidson regarding the damaging impact of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 on hospitals, communities and patients inthe United States. Evidences of the impact; Actual costs of the act for hospitals; Forecasts on total Medicare margins; Reasons for the downgrade of United States not-for-profit hospitals' credit.


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