Study: Nonprofit nursing homes offer better care

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Study: Nonprofit nursing homes offer better car Nonprofit nursing homes and hospitals provide better quality care compared with for-profit facilities, according to a new study.

Researchers, including Bradford Gray of the nonprofit Urban Institute, analyzed some 162 studies of nonprofit versus for-profit healthcare providers. They found that ownership status makes a difference in outcomes and in the cost of healthcare provided.

While the majority of studies found that the quality of care in nursing homes was better at nonprofits, most studies showed that for-profit nursing homes had an edge on the nonprofits in the area of cost control. The study appears in the current issue of the journal Health Affairs.
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