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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Haberlein, Lynn M.
URN etd-04142009-040718
Title The growth of for-profit hospitals in the United States, 1970-1980
Degree Master of Arts
Department Urban Affairs
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Bohland, James R. Committee Chair
Edwards, Patricia K. Committee Member
Levy, John M. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Proprietary
  • Hospitals
Date of Defense 1990-07-05
Availability restricted
Abstract

The growth of for-profit hospitals in the southern United States was researched. Two regression models were developed to analyze the spatial distribution and growth of for-profit hospitals as a function of the locational characteristics of a hospital's service area from 1970 to 1980. For the first model, the dependent variable was the market share of for-profit hospital beds in 1980. In the second model, the dependent variable was the percent rate of change in for-profit market share from 1970 to 1980. Based on this research, the for-profit hospital of the 1970's appears to express a locational preference for areas which had limited hospital competition and were becoming increasingly suburban. A detailed review of the literature on for-profit hospitals and the method of analysis is presented.

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