Using the Updated Financial Distress Index to Describe Relative Risk of Hospital Financial Distress

Researchers at the North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis used a recent revision of the Financial Distress Index (FDI) model to describe the relative risk of experiencing financial distress for rural hospitals and selected urban hospitals. Among the findings: over 60 percent of hospitals at highest relative risk of financial distress are in seven states:  Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, and Georgia.