ratios answer the question How efficiently is the organization using its assets

# Ratios answer the question how efficiently is the

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ratios answer the question: "How efficiently is the organization using its assets to produce revenues?" Capital Structure ratios answer two questions: (1) "How are the organization's assets financed?"; and (2) "How able is the organization to take on new debt?" To prepare for this Discussion, read the following resource: © 2016 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 1 of 4

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Zelman, W. N., McCue, M. J., Glick, N. D., & Thomas, M. S. (2014). Financial management of health care organizations: An introduction to fundamental tools, concepts and applications (4 th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Chapter 4, “Financial Statement Analysis” (pp. 137–183) Then, carefully review Exhibit 4.21 on page 193 of our textbook (Zelman et al.), which lists 17 financial ratios for the 189-bed Collings wood Community Hospital. By Day 3, choose 6 of the ratios presented in Exhibit 4.21 and post a cohesive response, and discuss the following: From the definition of the ratios, explain why each of your selected ratios changed from 20X0 to 20X1. Be sure to indicate if the change noted is favorable or not and explain why. Compare your selected ratios with the national industry benchmarks for Collingswood’s bed size using the data shown in Exhibit 4.16a on p. 185. Indicate whether or not Collingswood’s current performance on each of the selected ratios is better or worse than the corresponding industry benchmarks. Analyze how the hospital can improve its current performance relative to individual benchmarks for each of the selected ratios. General Guidance on Discussion Posts : Your original post, due by Day 3 , will typically be 3–4 paragraphs in length as a general expectation/estimate. Refer to the Week 6 Discussion Rubric for grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use the rubric to assess your work. Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings. By Day 5, respond to at least two of your colleagues’ postings and expand on this Discussion by one or more of the following: Offer additional ideas/thoughts on how the hospital can improve its performance relative to a benchmark.
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