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Title
Developing Financial Benchmarks for Critical Access Hospitals
First Author
George H. Pink, Ph.D
Date of Pub
2009 Spring
Pages
15
Volume
30
Issue
3
Other Authors
George H. Pink, Ph.D., George M. Holmes, Ph.D., Rebecca T. Slifkin, Ph.D., and Roger E. Thompson, F.H.F.M.A., C.P.A.
Abstract
This study developed and applied benchmarks for five indicators included in the CAH Financial Indicators Report, an annual, hospital-specific report distributed to all critical access hospitals (CAHs). An online survey of Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers was used to establish benchmarks. Indicator values for 2004, 2005, and 2006 were calculated for 421 CAHs and hospital performance was compared to the benchmarks. Although many hospitals performed better than benchmark on one indicator in 1 year, very few performed better than benchmark on all five indicators in all 3 years. The probability of performing better than benchmark differed among peer groups.
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