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2017 Acute Care Market Survey

2017 Acute Care Market Survey

Executive Summary

Hospitals are most challenged by the bottom line.

Reimbursement, reducing operating costs, and meeting budget targets are the top 3 challenges hospitals say they will face in 2017.

More hospitals said meeting budget targets was a challenge compared to last year.

They are looking for new ways to control costs.

Nearly half of hospitals say they have explored purchasing Physician Preference Items (PPI) through distribution.

Cost control is viewed as the leading benefit to moving PPI to distribution.

Nearly all hospitals that are using distribution for some PPI say they are satisfied.

System growth continues to be a priority, and supply budgets are projected to moderately increase.

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