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The profit margin at hospitals, excluding psychiatric institutions, in Japan stood at minus 6.9% on average in fiscal 2020, worsening by 3.8 percentage points from the previous year, a health ministry survey showed Wednesday.

A ministry official offered the view that the result came as people refrained from visiting medical institutions and the number of surgeries dropped amid the novel coronavirus epidemic.

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