Moody's not-for-profit hospital medians, based on fiscal year (FY) 2011 data, show continued adjustment by hospitals to maintain operating stability despite weakness in patient demand and as the sector prepares for healthcare reform and federal deficit pressures, says Moody's Investors Service in a report.

"While median revenue growth showed an uptick to 5.3% in FY 2011, it remained low by historical standards, and will likely fall again in coming years due to tightening federal funding," said Moody's AVP-Analyst Sarah Vennekotter, author of the report, "U.S. Not-for-Profit Hospital Medians Show Operating Stability Despite Flat Inpatient Volumes and Shift to Government Payers."

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