Publication Date: January 5th, 2003
Publication Type(s): Working Paper
Topic(s): Hospitals and Clinics
Author(s): Stenslad, K., Knott, A., Moscovice, I., Davidson, G.
Small rural hospitals tend to have older buildings and equipment than larger hospitals. This paper investigates whether the aging of rural facilities is due to a lower rate of return on capital investment at small rural hospitals. This paper also investigates whether membership in a hospital system improves access to capital and results in the updating of buildings and equipment.