|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||McGrail KM, McGregor MJ, Cohen M, Tate RB, Ronald LA|
|Journal||Canadian Medical Association Journal|
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Public funds can be used to pay for health care services that are delivered either by for-profit or not-for profit agencies. A systematic review of patient outcomes in US hospitals by ownership status showed that not-for-profit hospitals tended to produce better results. Although there are no Canadian acute care hospitals in the for-profit sector, the issue of interest here is whether the same trend in outcomes applies to for-profit and not-for-profit ownership of long-term care facilities.