Patient hospital visits are declining, along with hospital stocks

More and more people are opting to put off elective, non-critical medical procedures as they are deciding to live with those non-critical health issues rather than being patients in the hospital.  There is a correlation here between this growing trend and hospital stocks going on the decline.

This decline in patient admissions was seen in the second quarter of this year and many hospital executives do not see this trend improving in the near future, due to the poor economy.  For more details on this issue, check out the article in the Wall Street Journal, Hospital Stocks Continue Rocky Run; Volumes A Concern

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