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Hospitals Research indicates that there are clear and significant differences between the missions, programs, services, operations and allegiances of non-profit, profit and governmental hospitals. For-profits are most likely to offer relatively profitable medical services; government hospitals are most likely to offer relatively unprofitable services; nonprofits often fall in the middle. For-profits are also more responsive to changes in service profitability than the other two types. Also, For-profits manage their case-mix more carefully than nonprofit and government hospitals do. For example, they differentially locate in areas with relatively well-insured patients. Underlying this concept of profit making is the assumption that all general hospitals, regardless of ownership, are alike in the types of medical services they provide. They merely differ in their patient mix. A public hospital or government hospital is a hospital which is owned by a government and receives government funding. This type of hospital provides medical care free
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course HEALTHCARE HCA 240, B taught by Professor Nicoletrochta during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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