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Capital investment in public hospitals

Deeble, Geoffrey


Capital investment is a major concern for public hospitals. Relative to operating expenditures, it has been almost constant for 40 years, despite great changes in technology and patient throughputs. Research studies during the last decade suggest that over that time almost all investment has been on simply replacing existing assets. Per person, the total capital stock has actually declined. However most replacement outlays are predictable. Although major building outlays may still need some...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Health Review


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