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Healthcare Economics

Docs don't drain hospital finances, systems say

Docs don't drain hospital finances, systems say

Most health systems that responded to Modern Healthcare's Hospital Systems Survey said hiring more physicians either did not materially change their financial performance or actually improved it, a surprising finding given research that shows hospitals lose money on employed physicians.

Foxconn, Advocate Aurora launch data-driven health venture

Foxconn, Advocate Aurora launch data-driven health venture

Foxconn and the newly formed Advocate Aurora Health announced a technology partnership Thursday to gather Foxconn employees' data to lower their healthcare costs and improve their health. If it works, they plan to expand the venture.

Is private equity helping or hurting healthcare?

Is private equity helping or hurting healthcare?

Some view third-party investment in physician practices as a vital trend that offers economies of scale that make healthcare more efficient. Others believe it fosters monopoly control while driving up prices. But nearly everyone agrees that further consolidation is coming.

Fitch expects healthcare defaults will remain low

Fitch expects healthcare defaults will remain low

The healthcare and pharmaceutical sector saw a lower high-yield default rate compared with the overall market between 2002 and 2017, and Fitch Ratings expects that low rate to continue for another year.

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