Outpatient Care: Strategic Growth Lives Here

May 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;May2010, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p42
The article focuses on the accelerating migration of formerly invasive medical procedures from inpatient to outpatient settings as technology and payment systems shift in U.S. hospitals and health systems. According to consulting firm Sg2, utilization of outpatient services will grow by 21.6 percent between 2009 and 2019 and inpatient services will grow by 1.7 percent. The concept of medical mall, a new model for partnership, has been reportedly attractive to hospitals, citing the plans of Dayton, Ohio-based hospital system Kettering Health Network.


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