Mixed Financial Messages

Betbeze, Philip
December 2007
HealthLeaders Magazine;Dec2007, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p58
The article presents the financial outlook of Moody's Investors Service for the for-profit hospitals in the U.S. The analyst firm expects the for-profit hospital business to remain stable, but that decreasing volumes and increasing exposure to bad debt expense will continue to pressure margins. For-profit hospitals took advantage of easy credit in the first half of the year to consolidate and make significant capital investments.


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