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Financial Analysis & Decision Making for Healthcare Organizations prepares you for the growth of managed care. Dr. Louis Gapenski gives insightful and practical knowledge about financial risk, opportunity costs, asset valuation and financial instruments. Emphasizing the basics for financial decision making, he focuses on five important financial concepts: cash is king, time value of money, risk and return, opportunity costs, and don't put all your eggs in one basket. With applicable real-world examples, financial tables and self examination exercises, Gapenski weaves these concepts throughout each chapter giving you the operational knowledge you need to enhance your financial decision making.

Complete guide to the fundamentals of finance, discusses capital acquisition & investment analysis, etc.

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A crash course or desk reference for healthcare managers who may have a background in accounting or patient accounts but lack the analytical and decision making skills necessary in the current healthcare environment. Real-world examples, financial tables, and self- examination exercises are used to convey five important financial concepts: cash is king; time value of money; risk and return; opportunity costs; and don't put all your eggs in one basket. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786310333
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition description: BK&DISK
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Basics of Financial Analysis and Decision Making 1
Ch. 2 Investment Returns and Financial Risk 35
Ch. 3 Required Rates of Return 71
Ch. 4 Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Analysis 109
Ch. 5 Financial Asset Valuation 143
Ch. 6 The Cost of Capital 173
Ch. 7 Capital Investment Decisions: The Basics 207
Ch. 8 Capital Investment Decisions: Risk Considerations 245
Ch. 9 Capital Investment Decisions: Mergers and Acquisitions 273
Ch. 10 Financing Decisions: Capital Structure 305
Ch. 11 Financing Decisions: Leasing 343
Ch. 12 Dealing with Capitation 377
App. A Solutions to Self-Assessment Exercises 409
App. B Using Spreadsheets to Make Better Financial Decisions 469
Index 479
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