Rate of Return on Capital Investments at Small Rural Hospitals. UMN RHRC Working Paper #45.

Publication Date: January 5th, 2003
Publication Type(s): Working Paper
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.

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