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Friday, August 5th 2005

Specialty Hospitals

I responded to a Healthcare Renewal post a while back about Hermann Memorial in Houston wanting to boost it’s paying customers. I applauded Hermann’s effort; as academic community hospitals face a staggering financial burden.

In my response, which I retold in my own post here, I argued that specialty hospitals hurt public hospital income by taking all simple high profit procedures and leaving nothing but the most difficult and indigent cases. Now, from Kevin, MD, here’s an article citing the same thing.