Quality of care in for-profit and not-for-profit nursing homes: systematic review and meta-analysis

Source: Vikram R. Comondore, P. J. Devereaux, Qi Zhou, Samuel B. Stone, Jason W. Busse, Nikila C. Ravindran, Karen E. Burns, Ted Haines, Bernadette Stringer, Deborah J. Cook, Stephen D. Walter, Terrence Sullivan, Otavio Berwanger, Mohit Bhandari, Sarfaraz Banglawala, John N. Lavis, Brad Petrisor, Holger Schünemann, Katie Walsh, Neera Bhatnagar, Gordon H. Guyatt, British Medical Journal, Published online 4 August 2009
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From the abstract:
Objective: To compare quality of care in for-profit and not-for-profit nursing homes.

Conclusions: This systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence suggests that, on average, not-for-profit nursing homes deliver higher quality care than do for-profit nursing homes. Many factors may, however, influence this relation in the case of individual institutions.
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Not-For-Profit Nursing Homes Fare Better in Studies
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 5, 2009

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