Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Profitability Evaluation of Hospital Departments Forming a Health Care Entity
Issue: Vol. 9, No 3, 2016
Published date: 09-2016 (print) / 09-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Edyta Mioduchowska-Jaroszewicz
Mirela Romanowska
Keywords: profitability, health care entity, cost, revenue
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-3/19
Index PUBMS: 0bec95c5-0210-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 224-234 (11)
JEL classification: G30

This aim of the article is to present the results of profitability evaluation of the departments forming the studied healthcare entity from Poland. In the analysis of profitability the authors applied simple tools of financial analysis, i.e. absolute deviation, indicators of growth rate and indicators of structure. Revenues were compared with costs in order to determine the profitability of each department of the studied healthcare entity. Despite the fact that not all the departments in this entity showed profitability, it should be emphasized that according to the EU Health for Growth Programme 2014-2020 health is a profitable investment in itself. Moreover, the studies so far carried out in 22 EU countries revealed that health is a good investment for the future.