These Beds Weren't Meant to Be Empty

November 2006
hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Nov2006, Vol. 60 Issue 11, p29
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The article reports on the cost of empty hospital beds, one problem faced by hospitals in the U.S. In the discussion of eight healthcare leaders, one participant speculated that hospitals would merge with other hospital and convert excess bed capacity to other uses to solve the problem. Another participant suggested that the service area of hospital should be expanded if it has excess capacity. In addition, hospitals are concentrating to be more efficient and advances in healthcare technologies.


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