TITLE

Editorial

AUTHOR(S)
Kaufman, Audrey
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Summer2006, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on various issues and topics related to not-for-profit (NFP) hospitals contained within the issue. In one of the articles, Vernon F. Weckwerth says that distinctions between NFP hospitals and investors-owned hospitals are gradually diminishing. While NFP hospitals are shifting to a business model of management, investors-owned hospitals are providing charity care. In an another article, Bryant H. Krenek suggests that the NFP tax status is like a double-edged sword for some hospitals.
ACCESSION #
21080563

 

Related Articles

  • Is There a Future for the Not-for- Profit Hospital? Weckwerth, Vernon E. // Frontiers of Health Services Management;Summer2006, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p3 

    The issue of the future of the not-for-profit hospital is not one of not for profit versus investor owned, but of economic viability. A shift toward business practices in the not-for-profit hospital is occurring and may help explain why few studies have been able to show distinctive differences...

  • A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing mortality rates of private for-profit and private not-for-profit hospitals. Devereaux, P.J.; Choi, Peter T.L.; Lacchetti, Christina; Weaver, Bruce; Schunemann, Holger J.; Haines, Ted; Lavis, John N.; Grant, Brydon J.B.; Haslam, David R.S.; Bhandari, Mohit; Sullivan, Terrence; Cook, Deborah J.; Walter, Stephen D.; Meade, Maureen; Khan, Humaira; Bhatnagar, Neera; Guyatt, Gordon H. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/28/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 11, p1399 

    Background Canadians are engaged in an intense debate about the relative merits of private for-profit versus private not-for-profit health care delivery. To inform this debate, we undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing the mortality rates of private for-profit...

  • A bigger piece of the pie. Galloro, Vince // Modern Healthcare;11/8/2004, Vol. 34 Issue 45, p6 

    Reports on the increase in for-profit hospitals and the decline in non-profit hospitals in the U.S. in 2003. Decline in the overall number of hospitals in the country since 1975; Factors that influenced the slowdown in the increase in investor-owned hospitals; Problems being faced by non-profit...

  • Can we profit from profit? Goldberg, Carol // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);08/03/98, Vol. 45 Issue 31, p1A 

    Focuses on the effect of the presence of for-profit hospitals on the non-profit health care in New York. Failure of efforts to change law preventing corporations from owning hospitals in the state; Hospitals changing to not-for-profit status; State Senator James Lack's introduction of a measure...

  • Your money and/or your life? Naylor, C. David // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/28/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 11, p1416 

    Comments on a study which found that patients treated in private for-profit hospitals had a higher mortality rate than patients treated in private not-for-profit hospitals. Expectation that liberal and conservative politicians will argue about the implications of the study for Canadian health...

  • New coalition plans to fight against for-profits. Scott, Lisa // Modern Healthcare;03/17/97, Vol. 27 Issue 11, p2 

    Presents information on the Coalition to Protect Community Not-for-Profit Hospitals' intentions to fight against the spread of for-profit healthcare in the United States. Reactions of critics to the coalition's intentions; Composition of the coalition;

  • Not-For-Profits: Business Basics for Survival. Krenek, Jr., Bryant H. // Frontiers of Health Services Management;Summer2006, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p15 

    Many not-for-profit hospitals are struggling to keep their doors open. Although executives often contend that they are not playing on a level field, the fundamental cause is the hospital's failure to earn an excess of revenue over expenses. The tax exemption enjoyed by a not for profit can be a...

  • What price for-profit hospitals? Taylor Jr, Donald H. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/28/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 11, p1418 

    Comments on debate in Canada about whether to allow for-profit hospitals. Increase in the number of for-profit hospitals in the U.S.; Concern about a study which found that for-profit hospitals had a higher mortality rate than non-profit private hospitals; Opinion that Canada should not adopt...

  • Heads firmly in the sand. Sloane, Todd // Modern Healthcare;6/6/2005, Vol. 35 Issue 23, p20 

    Discusses the state of the healthcare industry in the U.S. as of June 2005. Challenges faced by the industry; Views of hospital heads regarding for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals; Significance of tort reforms to the industry.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics