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Report: RI likely to face surplus of hospital beds

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A state report says Rhode Island can expect to face a surplus of hospital beds — a full hospital's worth — in four years because of declines in population and inpatient stays. The Health Care Planning and Accountability Advisory Council report estimates the state is on track to have 200 extra beds in 2017. It says eliminating them by closing a single facility could save...

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