Rates of return from hospital conversions.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This article presents information on the rates of return obtained by purchasers of U.S. hospitals since the mid 1980s. The key hypothesis tested in this study was whether for-profit acquirers are able to purchase hospitals at below-market prices. We test the hypothesis by comparing internal rates of return to an estimate of the weighted cost of capital for all for-profit hospitals in the year the transaction occurred.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sloan, FA; Conover, CJ; Ostermann, J

Published Date

  • April 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 107 - 117

PubMed ID

  • 12744448

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5030

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-6274

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004010-200304000-00003


  • eng