How much of the variation in hospital financial performance is explained by service mix?. Presented by: Richard Lindrooth Medical University of South Carolina Co-authors: Jan Clement, Mei Zhao, Gloria Bazzoli Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical University of South Carolina
Jan Clement, Mei Zhao, Gloria Bazzoli
Virginia Commonwealth University
Hospital Finances and the Quality of Hospital Care
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant #R01 HS13094
may be beginning. They trace the catalyst of the shift to less selective contracting, capitated contracts, and the emergence of new competitors
(specialty hospitals and outpatient centers).
If offering new and expensive services leads to greater profitability, then hospitals with access to capital to invest in these services will become more profitable.
Hospitals with the easiest access to capital also tend to be the most financially stable.
The DRG Handbook: Comparative Clinical and Financial Benchmarks 2003. Evanston, IL: Solucient, 2003.