Title

For-Profit Versus Non-Profit Free Standing Psychiatric Inpatient Facilities: An Update

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1997

Keywords

Public Health, General Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital, Market Competition, Psychiatric Inpatient

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02042473

Abstract

Although several studies have examined the trend toward the decreasing differentiation of non-profit from for-profit general hospitals, few have focused on freestanding psychiatric hospitals. This study updates previous research that used psychiatric hospital data from calendar year 1986 with data from 1990. In addition, a preliminary examination of the influence of market competition on the behavior of non-profit psychiatric facilities was conducted. Results confirm a converging trend between for-profit and non-profit facilities that is related, in part, to competition.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, v. 24, issue 3, p. 191–204

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