General acute-care hospitals experienced up and downs in their financial performance in 2017, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council has reported.
- net patient revenue rose 3.9 percent
- operating margins fell from 6.02 percent to 5.15 percent but total margins rose from 5.96 percent to 6.62 percent
- uncompensated care declined from $844 million to $761 million – the fourth consecutive year of decline
For more on these and other measures of hospital financial performance, including data on individual hospitals, go here to see the new PHC4 report Financial Analysis 2017: General Acute Care Hospitals.