Long-Term Care Industry: The Healthcare Industry

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The healthcare facility industry includes hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care and other facilities such as psychiatric centers. Many of the performance drivers are the same for the group as a whole, although hospitals face some unique challenges – they operate in a high fixed-cost environment with profit-loss centers such as emergency rooms that cannot turn away patients and thus rack up bad debt expenses. Surgery centers and long-term care have for-profit business models that have lower fixed costs and negligible bad

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