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Bowblis Quoted by BloombergBusiness

May 2015

John Bowblis, associate professor of economics, was quoted in a May 9 story in BloombergBusiness article titled “Outpatient trend healthy for hospitals' bottom line” written by Alex Nixon.

Bowlbis noted, “More care is shifting to outpatient centers because technological advancements have made it faster, less costly and less risky to do surgeries and other procedures outside hospitals.

If you think about the advancements in technology, we have less invasive surgery, better pain management -- and because of the technology change, the recovery time and the risk associated with a lot of surgeries have gone down significantly. Having someone staying overnight in a hospital is significantly more expensive than having someone do something on an outpatient basis."

Read the article http://www.bloomberg.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201505090 611KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_16552_33462-1