Amid the shift to ambulatory care, Micro-hospitals are gaining favor with health systems

Posted by | March 09, 2018 | Health News | No Comments


Across the country, more health systems are developing micro-hospitals, which have fewer inpatient beds to make room for lower-acuity patients, observation, and short stays. The cheaper acute-care delivery models can also broaden referral networks and often complement an array of ambulatory services.

While health systems create additional access points, they can also financially benefit by charging facility fees for these outpatient services, which help pay for the hospital’s overhead costs.

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