Association between hospital conversions to for-profit status and clinical and economic outcomes.

@article{Joynt2014AssociationBH,
  title={Association between hospital conversions to for-profit status and clinical and economic outcomes.},
  author={Karen E. Joynt and E. John Orav and Ashish Kumar Jha},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2014},
  volume={193 6},
  pages={2056-7}
}
IMPORTANCE An increasing number of hospitals have converted to for-profit status, prompting concerns that these hospitals will focus on payer mix and profits, avoiding disadvantaged patients and paying less attention to quality of care. OBJECTIVE To examine characteristics of US acute care hospitals associated with conversion to for-profit status and changes following conversion. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Retrospective cohort study conducted among 237 converting hospitals and 631… CONTINUE READING