For-profit hospitals provide better quality, but not-for-profit hospitals are more trustworthy and humane, according to a new survey published in the November/December edition of Health Affairs. Researchers from Yale and Rutgers universities and the New York Academy of Medicine conducted a telephone survey of 5,000 adults in 2002. The results were similar to the results of past surveys that asked consumers to distinguish between hospitals by tax status, the researchers said.
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