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What Lies Ahead for Capital Expense Budgets?



Sometimes when you take a look back, you can see just how far you’ve come. Other times, you can see just how little progress you’ve made. Unfortunately, the latter may be more true in the case of capital expense budgets, as healthcare leaders continue to hold fast to their dollars--putting their money into only the most necessary of initiatives.



1 comments on "What Lies Ahead for Capital Expense Budgets?"
Linda Ollis, FACHE (3/8/2011 at 10:57 AM)

Hospitals and healthcare providers are certainly not exempt from the effects of an economic slowdown and protracted recovery from the recession. In fact, we need to be aware of another trend already developing in the consumer/demographic segment [INVALID] that of the widening gap between the have's and the have-nots. Decreased capital spending by smaller hospitals and safety-net hospitals who have assumed an increasing share of the underinsured and uninsured will place them at even greater risk of failure. And this risk, at a time when baby boomers are poised to make even greater demands on the healthcare system is one we should take seriously. Congress should stop blocking the progress on healthcare reform as it's clear how dire the situation will become due to inaction.