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An anal­y­sis of hos­pi­tal fi­nances over the past 25 years shows a dis­con­nect: The hos­pi­tals con­sis­tently lose money on pa­tient care but make up for it in in­vest­ment in­come. Health­care econ­o­mists see a dan­ger in that sit­u­a­tion. “I’ve al­ways been a firm be­liever that the best way to en­sure long-term fi­nan­cial sus­tain­abil­ity is by demon­strat­ing eco­nomic vi­a­bil­ity of your core ser­vice,” says Louis Gapen­ski, left.

Front cover photo by Duane Tinkey

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