Making profits and providing care: comparing nonprofit, for-profit, and government hospitals.

  title={Making profits and providing care: comparing nonprofit, for-profit, and government hospitals.},
  author={Jill R. Horwitz},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={24 3},
Three types of entities-nonprofit, for-profit, and government-own hospitals. Yet we know neither whether hospital types specialize in different medical services nor how service profitability affects specialization. In this econometric analysis of American Hospital Association data for every U.S. urban, acute care hospital (1988-2000), more than thirty services were categorized as relatively profitable, unprofitable, or variable. For-profits are most likely to offer relatively profitable medical… CONTINUE READING
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