from Healthcare Finance News | April 22, 2016
A new report by credit ratings agency Fitch claims 2015 was the first year since 2008 to see growth in inpatient hospital admissions at major for-profit hospitals, but analysts don’t expect that to continue. For the full year, Fitch said these hospitals saw 0.75 percent growth in admissions. In the fourth quarter of 2015, hospitals posted 1.2 percent growth in adjusted admissions. Fitch expects that trend to continue at least into the first quarter of 2016.