Fitch Publishes U.S. Healthcare Stats Report for 4Q'12

  Fitch Publishes U.S. Healthcare Stats Report for 4Q'12

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CHICAGO -- April 12, 2013

Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: U.S. Healthcare Stats Quarterly -
Fourth-Quarter 2012

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=704745

Fitch Ratings has published its 'U.S. Healthcare Stats Quarterly' report for
the fourth quarter of 2012.

The report provides a summary of the operating performance and credit metrics
of the companies in this sector over the past four years. It includes
company-specific key credit strengths and concerns and a summary of the
companies' liquidity positions, including debt maturities, as of the end of
the fourth quarter of 2012. Aggregated credit trends and uses of cash are
depicted in more than 50 charts, and a summary of Fitch's latest ratings
changes are also included.

The report is available on the Fitch web site at 'www.fitchratings.com.'

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'High-Yield Healthcare Checkup: Comprehensive Analysis of High-Yield U.S.
Healthcare Companies' Jan. 30, 2013

--'2013 Outlook: Global Pharmaceuticals' Dec. 13, 2012

--'2013 Outlook: U.S. Healthcare - Navigating a Dynamic Operating and
Regulatory Environment' Nov. 29, 2012

Navigating the Drug Channel

--'The ABCs (and Ds) of Drug Pricing' July 25, 2012

Pharmaceuticals

--'Global Pharmaceutical R&D Pipeline: First Quarter 2012' July 25, 2012

For-Profit Hospitals

--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series: HCA Holdings, Inc.' Oct. 24, 2012

--'U.S. Leveraged Finance Spotlight Series Community Health Systems, Inc.'
Oct. 1, 2012

--'Hospitals Credit Diagnosis: Second Quarter 2012' Sept. 18, 2012

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