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Hospitals faced continuing financial difficulties in fiscal 2018, with institutions across the country registering a minus 2.7 percent profit margin on average, a government survey has shown.

The negative profit margin for hospitals with 20 or more beds was 0.3 percentage point better than in the previous year, while clinics with up to 19 beds remained in the black, according to a biennial health ministry survey released Wednesday.

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