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

Authors
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  • 1 Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts3Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts5The VA Healthcare System, Boston, Massachus.
  • 2 Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts4Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 3 Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts4Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts5The VA Healthcare System, Boston, Massach.
Type
Published Article
Journal
JAMA
1538-3598
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Volume
312
Issue
16
Pages
1644–1652
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.13336
PMID: 25335146
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hospital conversion to for-profit status was associated with improvements in financial margins but not associated with differences in quality or mortality rates or with the proportion of poor or minority patients receiving care.

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