The British Journal of Medicine (BMJ) recently released a study that compared the quality of care in for-profit and not-for-profit nursing homes in the United States and Canada. The study concluded based upon the systematic review and meta-analysis 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. The study attempts to define “quality of care” and compare that definition across the range of nursing homes. The study leans towards saying that better care may be provided by non-profit providers but stops short of saying that with certainty.
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