Mortality higher at for-profit hospitalsBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7350.1351 (Published 08 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1351
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
Patients in for-profit hospitals in the United States are more likely to die than those in non-profit hospitals, a new systematic review and meta-analysis says. The study, by researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and the University of Buffalo, New York, has been published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (2002;166:1399-406).
Besides the implications for the United States, the study fuels debate in Canada over whether private, for-profit hospitals should be allowed to enter the marketplace in an overhaul of Canada's national health insurance plan. The Commission on the Future of …