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August 14, 2019

The Indices Also Highlight Busiest Quarter in More than a Year

We are pleased to announce the release of the Polsinelli-TrBK Distress Indices Report for the second quarter of 2019. Polsinelli, with data provided exclusively by, publishes the Indices Report on a quarterly basis. 

The second-quarter report details the steady rate of bankruptcy filings from health care facilities shaping U.S. economic distress in the second quarter of 2019.

The report explains that the health care industry is still decoupled from the general economy, as the health care index continues to show high levels of distress, while real estate and general Chapter 11 bankruptcies remain more consistent. 

Health care services filings continue to show a significant distribution shift toward the country’s southeast region since the benchmark period of 2010. In fact, the southeast has experienced the largest volume of health care services filings this quarter, with more than half of health care services filings since the first quarter of 2019.

The Polsinelli-TrBK Distress Indices track the increase or decrease in all Chapter 11 filings with more than $1 million in assets since the fourth quarter of 2010. Unlike the public markets, the Polsinelli-TrBK Distress Indices include both public and private companies, creating a broader economic view and one that may show developing trends on Main Street before they appear on Wall Street. 

To access the full report, included graphs and all past analysis click below: