Does investor ownership of nursing homes compromise the quality of care?

@article{Harrington2001DoesIO,
  title={Does investor ownership of nursing homes compromise the quality of care?},
  author={Charlene Harrington and Steffie J Woolhandler and Janet Mullan and H{\'e}ctor Carrillo and David U. Himmelstein},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2001},
  volume={91 9},
  pages={1452-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Two thirds of nursing homes are investor owned. This study examined whether investor ownership affects quality. METHODS We analyzed 1998 data from state inspections of 13,693 nursing facilities. We used a multivariate model and controlled for case mix, facility characteristics, and location. RESULTS Investor-owned facilities averaged 5.89 deficiencies per home, 46.5% higher than nonprofit facilities and 43.0% higher than public facilities. In multivariate analysis, investor… CONTINUE READING

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