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National Hospital Flash Report: November 2022

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January 2021National Hospital Flash Report Summary

Just a few months remain in what is shaping up to be one of the worst financial years on record for hospitals. Expense pressures—particularly with the cost of labor—outpaced revenues and drove poor performance. While emergency department visits and operating room minutes increased slightly, hospitals struggled to discharge patients due to internal staffing shortages and shortages at post-acute facilities.

The median Kaufman Hall Operating Margin Index year-to-date, reflecting actual hospital margins, was -0.5% through October.

The November issue of the National Hospital Flash Report covers these and other key performance metrics.

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Erik Swanson is a Senior Vice President leading Kaufman Hall’s Data and Analytics Group where he focuses on providing cutting-edge data science tools to our clients to provide deeper and more timely insight, drive operational improvement, develop thought leadership, and produce the most meaningful outcomes.
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