Research Note: Relative Profitability of Acute Care Hospital Services
Jill R. Horwitz
UCLA School of Law; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Health Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2005
"This research note categorizes medical services provided by acute care hospital according to their relative profitability (i.e., relatively profitable, relatively unprofitable, or variably profitable). The categorization is based on interviews with relevant experts as well as reviews of published research, policy reports, trade journals, and popular press. The different methods of characterizing services yield similar results."
*Supplement to "Making Profits and Providing Care: Comparing Nonprofit, For-Profit and Government Hospitals"
Keywords: acute careAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 26, 2007
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