The contribution of hospitals to a local economy: a case study in Iowa and Illinois
Health Care Management Review
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.
Vaughan, M. M.,
Hilsenrath, P. E.,
Ludke, R. L.
The contribution of hospitals to a local economy: a case study in Iowa and Illinois.
Health Care Management Review, 19(3), 34–40.