Fitch Ratings placed the Detroit Medical Center’s revenue bonds on positive watch and affirmed its BB rating Monday after a for-profit health care system announced it was interested in taking over the state’s largest charity care hospital.

The change affects $500 million of outstanding debt issued from 1993 through 1998, the last time DMC entered the market. Officials pulled a $340 million bond sale planned for October 2008 after the credit market contracted.

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