Economics of Healthcare — or Why Private Hospitals Are Going Broke in the Middle of a Pandemic

It’s counter intuitive to think that hospitals would be going broke at this time of pandemic but when you look at the economics or business models of private hospitals, it’s easy to see how they have trouble coming out of the shut down and maintaining a positive cashflow.

Ramsay Healthcare, a global glomerate of healthcare based in Australia but with sites in eleven countries, just announced a share issue to raise $AU 1.2 billion. This is so that it can service its…