The influence of hospital integration on hospital financial performance

Yang K. Kim, Carleen H. Stoskopf, Saundra H. Glover, Eun C. Park

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Abstract

A clinical and functional integration strategy has a positive influence on increasing hospital revenue, and a solely functional integration strategy has a negative influence on increasing hospital expenses. Functional integration and clinical/functional integration strategies have a positive influence on hospital profit and the overall operations of the hospital. The mechanism of influence differs, however, based on the strategy used. Clinical/functional strategy has an impact on increasing hospital revenue, while functional integration strategy has an impact on reducing hospital expenses. Overall, the study shows that a functional integration strategy is more profitable than a clinical/functional integration strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-84
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Care Finance
Volume31
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy

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