Changes in hospital performance after ownership conversions.

  title={Changes in hospital performance after ownership conversions.},
  author={Yu-Chu Shen},
  journal={Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing},
  volume={40 3},
  • Yu-Chu Shen
  • Published 2003 in
    Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization…
This paper examines the effects of ownership conversions on hospital performance between 1987 and 1998 in areas of financial performance, staffing, capacity, and unprofitable care. Conversions to government and for-profit ownership both increased the profit margin: the former due to rising revenue, and the latter due to reduced operating costs and rising revenue. Hospitals that converted to for-profit ownership had the greatest reduction in staffing relative to other converted hospitals. There… CONTINUE READING