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Hospitals decamping for the suburbs

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Herewith is a look at the growing exodus of hospital from cities to more affluent suburbs.

As this piece in Governing notes, important factors are  “the aging of many facilities built in the 1950s and 1960s, and the desire to attract better paying {and privately insured} patients.”

“Where you choose to place new facilities almost always involves moving to an area where there is a substantial privately insured population,” Paul Ginsburg, chairman of medicine and public policy at the University of Southern California, told Governing.

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