Com­mu­nity Health Sys­tems cites five rea­sons for ad­mis­sions drop

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Com­mu­nity Health Sys­tems, Franklin, Tenn., at­trib­uted part of its 7% de­cline in ad­mis­sions for the third quar­ter to clin­i­cians re­act­ing to the law­suit Tenet Health­care Corp., Dal­las, filed against Com­mu­nity in April. Tenet’s al­le­ga­tions were one of five rea­sons the com­pany cited for the ad­mis­sions de­cline, which com­pares the third quar­ters of 2011 and 2010 on a same-fa­cil­ity ba­sis. About 1.5 per­cent­age points of the de­cline, or more than a fifth, is ex­plained by the

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