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Table 5 Contribution margin including the wards in all three hospitals while optimizing the number of beds to obtain full capacity utilization

From: Economic efficiency versus accessibility: Planning of the hospital landscape in rural regions using a linear model on the example of paediatric and obstetric wards in the northeast of Germany

  Pediatric Obstetric Total [€]
Beds Cases Capacity utilization Contribution margin [€] Beds Cases Capacity utilization Contribution margin [€]  
Wolgast 9 1057 100% − 356,810 5 357 100% −1,048,214 −1,405,024
Anklam 5 496 100% − 998,182 5 280 100% −1,270,780 −2,268,962
Greifswald 16 1820 100% 171,927 11 800 100% −115,809 56,118
Total 30 3373 100% −1,186,065 21 1437 100% −2,434,803 −3,617,868