Breakeven Analysis for New Programs and Ventures

Finkler, S.A.
in Medicine Means Business: Practical Lessons from the Field, Sheldon Rovin, Editor, Aspen Publishers, September 2000, pp. 117-140.

In recent years, it has become common for physicians to become managers of new programs and ventures. In some cases, the physician is acting as a manager of a large organization, such as a hospital, nursing home, or integrated delivery system. In other cases, the physician my be acting as an owner of a sole or group practice. In all cases, the physician decision maker needs tools to ascertain the likely profitability of the new programs and ventures. Break-even analysis can be a helpful tool in such situations.

Wagner Faculty