Ending approval requirements for new hospitals has mixed results

March 14, 2017

Ending approval requirements for new hospitals has mixed results, according to an article on the Health News Florida website.

Certificate of need regulations have recently come under fire from legislators who want to improve competition in the healthcare industry.

More than a dozen states have repealed certificate of need regulations and others have cut them back. The results are still mixed.

One study found the regulations helped hospitals avoid unnecessary duplication of facilities and help hospitals maintain higher occupancy rates.

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