Ratio Analysis

  • Write a 4-6 page paper in which you discuss the value of ratio analysis in decision making for health care organizations. Complete the following in your paper: 
  • Discuss the meaning of ratio analysis in healthcare.
  • Pick only one (1) ratio from EACH major group from the financial statements. (e.g. Current ratio, ROE, Debt to equity, ALOS)
  • Major Groups:
    • Liquidity ratios (Current ratio, Days Cash-on-Hand, Quick Ratio)
    • Profitability ratios (ROE, ROA, Total Margin, Operating Margin)
    • Leverage/Capital Structure Ratios (Debt ratio, Equity ratio, Debt to Equity Ratio)
    • Nonfinancial Ratios (Occupancy rate, payer mix, ALOS, Expense per discharge, FTE per bed, HMO penetration)
  • Discuss one (1) ratio (from EACH major group) using the following criteria:
    • What is the meaning of each ratio?
    • Evaluate the meaning of the ratio related to the financial health of the health care organization. Show the calculations.
    • Explain the factors that affect the results related to the financial health of the organization. 
  • Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
  • Provide a minimum of two (2) cited sources in your paper. Properly cite in APA format.

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