Medindia

X

Growing Population and Expansion Offset High Rate of Uncompensated Care for Houston Hospitals

Friday, March 26, 2010 Hospital News J E 4
Advertisement
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 25 HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that despite a high uninsured rate that has increased uncompensated care costs for Houston area hospitals, a growing population is driving construction of new hospitals and outpatient centers in the city's affluent suburban areas. According to the recent Houston Market Overview, with no state certificate-of-need hospital planning process in place to prohibit growth, the market is open for continued expansion, although the dynamics of the market favor larger health systems over their small, independent counterparts.

"Houston's high uninsured rate will continue to increase uncompensated care costs for the market's hospitals," said Deborah White, analyst with HealthLeaders-InterStudy. "This combination seldom permits hospital growth, but a growing population, particularly in Houston's affluent suburbs, will enable the area's health systems to continue to expand with new facilities and services."

In addition to providing detailed analysis of the market's health systems and hospitals, the Houston Market Overview provides local-level insights about:

Why Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Need Market Overviews

Market Overviews provide a detailed analysis of local healthcare market drivers in 87 of the nation's most dynamic metro areas.

About HealthLeaders-InterStudy

HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a Decision Resources, Inc. company, is the authoritative source for managed care data, analysis and news. For more information, please visit www.HL-ISY.com.

About Decision Resources, Inc.

Decision Resources, Inc. is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry. Clients rely on this analysis and data to make informed decisions. Please visit Decision Resources, Inc. at www.DecisionResourcesInc.com.

All company, brand or product names contained in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

-- Health plans' influence in the market. -- Healthy Texas, a statewide health reinsurance program for small business owners. -- Employer response to health insurance premium increases.

SOURCE HealthLeaders-InterStudy
Advertisement


Advertisement

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
I agree to the terms and conditions
s
PROLOR Biotech Announces NYSE AMEX Listing
S
Stretching the Mind and Body: The Benefits of Yoga...