Empty beds may signal too many hospitals
While states such as Massachusetts and California are grappling with issues of hospital overcrowding, Maine has the opposite problem. The bulk of Maine's hospitals are below the national average for occupancy rates, which raises questions about whether the state needs all 36 of its acute care centers. Hospital officials, however, said the number of beds filled is not a complete gauge of hospital effectiveness.
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