The authors examined, on a case-by-case basis, the community impact of 15 for-profit hospitals that converted to nonprofit status.
These for-profit conversions have been occurring in numbers comparable with those of nonprofit conversions (i.e., nonprofit hospitals that convert to for-profit status), but have attracted far less attention.
For each for-profit conversion, the authors compared the change in uncompensated care with the loss to the local community in property tax revenue.
In 11 of the 15 cases, the conversion was followed by some level of increase in uncompensated care.
However only three of these conversions produced enough additional uncompensated care to offset the loss in property tax revenue to the community.
This analysis, while only a starting point for addressing the community impact of for-profit conversions, suggests that for-profit conversions do not uniformly promote the welfare of the communities where they occur.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital, Secteur privé, Secteur public, Bénéfice, Aspect juridique, Changement, Evaluation, Soin, Etude comparative, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Economie santé, Organisation santé, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital, Private sector, Public sector, Profit, Legal aspect, Change, Evaluation, Care, Comparative study, Human, United States, North America, America, Health economy, Public health organization, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0511323
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 23/03/1999.