Health Care Economic Impact

Health Care Economic Impact

There’s no end to the positive impact hospitals have on the health of communities. From jobs to culture to education to the environment, there is health in everything. MHA is releasing a series of reports showing how Missouri hospitals are vital economic drivers.


Economic Impact - Hospitals 

Economic Impact of Missouri Hospitals - Standing CoverAn Analysis of the Economic Impact of
Missouri Hospitals

Many Missourians can identify the blue highway signs with the white "H" indicating that a hospital is nearby. However, few would be able to articulate the full value of having a hospital in their community. Not only do hospitals provide high-quality medical care for their patients, they also play a significant part in the social, public health and economic structure of communities throughout the state.

Read An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Missouri Hospitals.


 

Economic Impact - Physicians 

Economic Impact of Missouri Hospitals - Standing CoverAn Analysis of the Economic Impact of
Missouri Physicians

Physicians provide and direct care throughout the health care system. Just as physicians help improve the health of patients, the places physicians live and work benefit from a healthy economic boost from physicians’ personal consumption and medical practice expenditures. This combination of a high income and running a medical practice that has many expenditures means that physicians have a significant economic impact on Missouri.

Read An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Missouri Physicians.


 

Economic Impact - Workforce 

2019 Workforce Report Standing CoverMissouri's Health Care Workforce:
Providing Care and Opportunity

Although it is common to think of doctors and nurses as the core of the health care workforce, dozens of other categories of health care workers support these caregivers. A strong health care workforce benefits individuals and communities through health care delivery and health improvement. This report looks at Missouri's current hospital workforce and examines the health care workforce needs through 2030. Along with the report, workforce data are represented in 10 region-specific reports, which can be found on MHA's Workforce web page.

Read An Analysis of Missouri's Health Care Workforce.