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Making Profits and Providing Care: Comparing Nonprofit, For-Profit, and Government Hospitals


Jill R. Horwitz


UCLA School of Law; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)


Health Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2005

Abstract:     
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 unprofitable services,; nonprofits often fall in the middle. For-profits are also more responsive to changes in service profitability than the other two types.

Keywords: non-profit, for-profit, government hospitals

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Date posted: July 26, 2007  

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Horwitz, Jill R., Making Profits and Providing Care: Comparing Nonprofit, For-Profit, and Government Hospitals. Health Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1002697

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Jill R. Horwitz (Contact Author)
UCLA School of Law ( email )
Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
United States
310-206-1577 (Phone)
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ( email )
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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