US hospitals losing money
This article was originally published in Clinica
US hospitals are continuing to struggle financially, according to the annual survey of the American Hospital Association (AHA). About a third of the nation's community hospitals had negative overall margins last year, 60% had negative Medicare margins and almost two-thirds lost money on patient care services. This occurred even though inpatient admissions are up 2.6% and outpatient visits rose 5.3%.