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AHA report cites hospitals’ economic impact
Modern Healthcare

The American Hospital Association released an annual report on economic activity created by hospitals (PDF) that found $2.30 of additional business activity for each dollar hospitals spend. The report, based on an analysis by consulting and research firm Avalere Health, estimated that hospitals support one out of nine jobs.

Caroline Steinberg, vice president of health trends analysis, said the report’s release was independent of recent advertisements by the trade group against possible federal health spending cuts.