Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Interstate Variations in the Growth of Chain-Owned Proprietary Hospitals, 1973—1982

Ross Mullner and Jack Hadley
Inquiry
Vol. 21, No. 2 (Summer 1984), pp. 144-151
Published by: Sage Publications, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/29771629
Page Count: 8
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($40.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Interstate Variations in the Growth of Chain-Owned Proprietary Hospitals, 1973—1982
Preview not available

Abstract

Proprietary hospital chains are now the predominant, and the fastest growing, segment of the for-profit sector of the hospital industry. This paper examines the relationships between the growth patterns of proprietary hospital chains and state-level variations in a number of demographic and economic factors related to health care. Results indicate that increases in the market share of proprietary chains are greatest in states that have the greatest increases in population, per capita income, and insurance coverage and that already have large proprietary market shares of beds. The growth behavior of proprietary chains thus appears to be highly consistent with standard market behavior.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
144
    144
  • Thumbnail: Page 
145
    145
  • Thumbnail: Page 
146
    146
  • Thumbnail: Page 
147
    147
  • Thumbnail: Page 
148
    148
  • Thumbnail: Page 
149
    149
  • Thumbnail: Page 
150
    150
  • Thumbnail: Page 
151
    151