Title

The contribution of hospitals to a local economy: a case study in Iowa and Illinois

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Health Care Management Review

ISSN

0361-6274

Volume

19

Issue

3

DOI

10.1097/00004010-199401930-00005

First Page

34

Last Page

40

Publication Date

January 1994

Abstract

This study assessed the importance of the hospital sector to a regional economy by examining the estimated effects of direct and indirect hospital spending on the income and employment of a metropolitan region in Iowa and Illinois. The evaluation included the role of hospital services as a regional "export." In addition, the stabilizing impact of hospital spending during business cycles was examined. Results of the study indicated that the hospitals played a vital role in the economic stability and growth of the local community.

Comments

PubMed ID: 7822189