Here are five qualities of PE-owned health centers the researchers identified:.
1. Of the 130 PE-owned medical facilities determined, 53 were in the South. Twenty-four were in the West, and 17 were in the Northeast..
For the brief, researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed merger and acquisition reports by Irving Levin Associates and other public information on PE-owned medical facilities. The scientists matched medical facilities owned by PE companies with comparable medical facilities that werent under PE control..
About 130 healthcare facilities in the U.S. were owned by private equity firms in 2018, and they had different characteristics when compared to healthcare facilities not under PE control, according to an observational short released Sept. 29 in the Annals of Internal Medicine..
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
2. Typically, PE medical facilities were most likely than their non-PE counterparts to be in rural areas and serve a population with a lower typical household earnings.
PE medical facilities had a slightly lower client experience score. The authors note the steps dont fully capture quality of care, and the potential impact of PE ownership on quality was outside the scope of the short.
4. PE medical facilities didnt differ from non-PE hospitals on earnings per client released, total inpatient charge each day, total charge-to-cost ratio, or Medicare and Medicaid shares of patients released, according to the short.
5. The scientists stated a few of the differences determined might be because of PE healthcare facilities remaining in more backwoods with populations that have various socioeconomic conditions. If these characteristics are exclusively attributable to being obtained by a PE firm, they stated its unidentified.
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Of the 130 PE-owned medical facilities recognized, 53 were in the South. PE hospitals had a slightly lower client experience score. The scientists stated some of the differences determined might be due to PE healthcare facilities being in more rural locations with populations that have various socioeconomic conditions. They said its unidentified if these qualities are exclusively attributable to being gotten by a PE company.