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Journal of Health Care Finance back issues
Did the strong get stronger and the weak get weaker? examining changes in hospital financial condition.
December 22, 2006... In the late 1990s and early 2000s, many industry observers expressed the view that there was a growing dichotomy in the hospital industry in which financially weak hospitals were getting weaker and financially strong hospitals were getting stronger. Although existing analysis of...
Trends in biopharmaceutical IPOs: 1996-2005.(initial public offerings)
December 22, 2006... This study examines the stock market reaction and other financial aspects of all biopharmaceutical firms that had an initial public offering (IPO) between 1996 and 2005. Overall, increases in stock price at the close of the first day averaged 20.9 percent while the stock price of those...
The effect of interest rate derivative transactions on debt savings for not-for-profit health systems.(Report)
December 22, 2006... The utilization of interest rate derivative instruments in US for-profit companies has grown exponentially since the early 1980s. International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA), reported that the amount of outstanding standard swaps grew by 25 percent during the first six...
The use of interest rate swaps by nonprofit organizations: evidence from nonprofit health care providers.
December 22, 2006... Although the use of derivatives, particularly interest rate swaps, has grown explosively over the past decade, derivative financial instrument use by nonprofits has received only limited attention in the research literature. Because little is known about the risk management activities of...
Demand matching: balancing cost and quality to maximize greatest postoperative outcomes.
December 22, 2006... Orthopedic hip and knee implant costs have risen 132 percent from 1991 to 2004, whereas reimbursements have only risen 16 percent. This increase is large, but the problem would not be as significant if reimbursement rates could compete with these increases. Medicare reimbursement has...