TITLE

Exception to the rule

AUTHOR(S)
Galloro, Vince
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;8/1/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 31, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the drop in acuity in the Medicare business of Hospital Corp. of America (HCA) in Nashville, Tennessee. According to the HCA, volume of admissions rose by 1.8 percent and 1.9 percent in equivalent admissions in the second quarter of 2011. The lower acuity of HCA were reported in surgeries and additional medical admissions. Some reasons for the lower acuity are cited, including the soft economy and drug enhancements.
ACCESSION #
63888794

 

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