The Impact of Hospital Ownership: Looking for Consistency Among Conflicting Findings

Vol. XI, No. 2
February 2008

Does for-profit or not-for-profit status of a hospital impact its performance and quality of care? Karen Eggleston, Ph.D., and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of the empirical literature and found that much of the variation in hospital ownership effect on financial performance can be explained by a study’s research focus and methodology. Learn more in the HCFO Findings Brief.