Growth strategies: Chains look beyond inpatient side

Galloro, Vince
August 2011
Modern Healthcare;8/29/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 35, p32
Trade Publication
The article discusses outpatient care as part of the strategy of investor-owned chains to increase operating profits. The increasing focus on outpatient care is attributed to the aging population, health care reform and medical technology, as well as a form of competing with neighboring hospitals, aligning with physicians, and working with payers. Tenet Healthcare Corp., that built a team dedicated to outpatient services, earns approximately 32 percent of its revenue from outpatient services.


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