Hospital ownership and performance.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study compares the performance of three ownership forms of hospitals: for profit, private nonprofit, and public, further classified according to whether or not the hospital is run by a hospital chain. Data come from a 1979 national survey of U.S. hospitals. The authors find that hospital cost is quite similar among alternative ownership forms as is profitability. The results do not provide much empirical support for standard property rights theory. Several reasons are suggested why this may be so.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Becker, ER; Sloan, FA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 21 - 36

PubMed ID

  • 10271342

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-2583

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1465-7295.1985.tb01750.x


  • eng