Lynn W. Hammond

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This publication was developed under a cooperative agreement with the Division of Adolescent and School Health of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Cooperative Agreement U58/CCU324336.) Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the National Association of Chronic(More)
To identify some of the reasons for the declining financial health of hospitals in large urban areas, staff from the Catholic Health Association's Department of Research and Information gathered data on such factors as average total profit margins, Medicare PPS margins, payer mix, and deductions from revenue between 1982 and 1989. In addition, the study(More)
Socioeconomic trends and developments within the U.S. healthcare system have challenged rural hospitals' ability to maintain adequate operating margins and offer needed services. However, some hospitals have fared better in this negative environment than have others. To clarify factors that distinguish the most viable rural Catholic hospitals from the least(More)
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