Public Hospitals: Privatization and Uncompensated Care

Health Affairs
Vol. 19, No. 2
March 2000
Desai, K.R., Lukas, C.V., and Young, G.Y.

This study addresses two questions: (1) Does privatization affect the amount of un-compensated care provided by public hospitals? (2) Does privatization to nonprofit status have a different impact on the provision of uncompensated care than does privatization to for-profit status?

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