Warning Signs

November 2008
HealthLeaders Magazine;Nov2008, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p35
The article presents some headlines that could positively or negatively affect the healthcare industry. The U.S. Census Bureau showed that there have been declines in the number of uninsured from about 47 million in 2006 to an estimated 45.7 million in 2007. A Moody's Investors Service report showed that operating pressures on hospitals are resulting in slower revenue growth based on audited 2007 financial statements for 410 freestanding hospitals. There is a report that the financial metrics for hospitals have declined.


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