The board of a mid sized, not-for profit hospital system with multiple facilities, including a large hospital that does some limited teaching, has hired you. There are two (2) schools of thought regarding the effectiveness of for-profit versus not-for-profit hospitals in delivering care. (A 2-page response is required.)

  1. Your job is to review and analyze the literature on this subject, looking at four (4) variables (such as cost, access, and quality of care, etc.); discuss the pros and cons of both positions. Cite all references in APA format.
  1. Formulate a recommendation to the board as to whether or not they should consider selling to a for-profit chain or restrict their search to non-profit merger partners. Support your recommendation.

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