Financial Ratio Analysis for Developing Nursing Management Strategies in University Hospitals
Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analysis the financial statements of university hospitals and to apply the results to build nursing management strategies. Methods: Data on the financial statements of university hospitals were collected each hospital's homepage or internet search from February to June, 2010. Financial statements of 11 hospitals were analyzed using the 4 categories of financial ratio analysis method: liquidity, performant, growth and turnover. Results: Overall results
... owed that the financial status the university hospitals were unstable, and many financial indicators did not meet financial standard ratios. Only 8 financial indicators of total 19 indicators satisfied financial standard ratios. Conclusion: The results of financial statements analysis suggest that nurse managers should develop the blue ocean strategy for diversification of nursing services to improve financial ratios of liquidity, performance, and growth. Using a unit-based just-in-time system for effective supply management would help to increase profits and to decrease costs of hospital by improving financial ratios of turnover.