The contribution of hospitals to a local economy: a case study in Iowa and IllinoisHealth Care Management Review
AbstractThis study assessed the importance of the hospital sector to a regional economy by examining the estimated effects of direct and indirect hospital spending on the income and employment of a metropolitan region in Iowa and Illinois. The evaluation included the role of hospital services as a regional "export." In addition, the stabilizing impact of hospital spending during business cycles was examined. Results of the study indicated that the hospitals played a vital role in the economic stability and growth of the local community.
Citation InformationMary M. A. Vaughan, Peter E. Hilsenrath and Robert L. Ludke. "The contribution of hospitals to a local economy: a case study in Iowa and Illinois" Health Care Management Review Vol. 19 Iss. 3 (1994) p. 34 - 40 ISSN: 0361-6274
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