There is a very through article at Health Beat Blog discussing the great debate between for profit and non-profit hospices. I disagree with the underlying opinions, but they have done their research and put a lot of information into the article. It is a good read for anyone involved in this debate.
As I said, I don’t totally agree with their conclusion that for-profit hospices are bad. I have said many time on this blog that I believe that there are great for profit hospices and bad non-profit hospices. There may well be a higher percentage of bad for-profit hospices than non-profit, but that doesn’t make for-profit hospice bad. The way you care for patients is the key, and you can do that well no matter what your governmental tax status is.
Read the article. Let me know what you think. It’s very interesting. (You know the author is smart, she quoted me! J)