Truven: Nonprofit Church-Owned Hospitals Have Best Overall Performance

Nonprofit, church-owned hospitals perform the best across quality and financial measures compared with hospitals under other ownership models, according to a report by Truven Health Analytics.

The report, "Hospital Performance Differences by Ownership," compares the quality and financial performance of nearly 3,000 hospitals under one of four types of ownership:

•    Nonprofit, church
•    Nonprofit, other
•    For-profit, corporation
•    Government (nonfederal)

Truven scored hospitals using its 100 Top Hospitals balanced scorecard measures, which include mortality rates, complication rates, operating profit margin and HCAHPS scores, among others.

Nonprofit, church-owned hospitals had the highest overall score and government-owned hospitals had the worst overall score, with significantly worse performance on core measures and inpatient expenses, according to the report.

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