Becker's Healthcare October 28, 2020
Even before the pandemic, an increasing number of patients were seeking care outside of the four walls of a hospital. Now, the pandemic is accelerating the shift and will likely cause hospitals to rethink their acquisition targets and development plans, according to Moody’s Investors Service’s Healthcare Quarterly report released Oct. 28.
“We expect that after the pandemic, more acute care hospitals will focus their acquisition and development plans on outpatient facilities,” Moody’s said.
Moody’s said many patients will likely continue to seek care outside of...