Report: Economy is sickening U.S. hospitals
AP/Yahoo News, November 20, 2008
The dismal economy has U.S. hospitals ailing, with data showing declines in overall admissions and elective procedures, plus a significant jump in patients who can't pay for care, the American Hospital Association said. Hospitals also have been hurt by losses on their investments due to the economic turmoil, and many are finding it more expensive to borrow money, according to a report from the association.
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