One snapshot of capital spending by hospitals, physician groups and ambulatory-care centers found that budgets for information technology, buildings and other investments were somewhat more likely to increase than to shrink during the past year.
In an online survey of 600 executives, managers, providers and others by Premier, a member-owned group purchasing organization and collaborative, 41% of respondents said their capital budgets grew in the past year. In comparison, one-third reported a drop in their capital budgets. The remaining respondents saw budgets stay the same.
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