With our nation’s economic troubles, fewer patients are seeking hospital care while at the same time a growing proportion of patients need help paying for care, according to the study, Report on the Economic Crisis: Initial Impact on Hospitals. This report is based on survey results from 736 hospitals and information from DATABANK, a web-based reporting system used in 30 states to track key hospital trends.
Full Survey Results
– Beyond Health Care: The Economic Contribution of Hospitals, January 2009 Update
– Report on the Capital Crisis: Impact on Hospitals, January 2009
* PowerPoint version of the report
* Press Release
– The Economic Downturn and Its Impact on Hospitals, TrendWatch, January 2009