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Exploring the Relationship between Private Equity Ownership and Nursing Home Performance: A Review

Biennial Review of Health Care Management

ISBN: 978-0-85724-713-1, eISBN: 978-0-85724-714-8

ISSN: 1474-8231

Publication date: 7 October 2011

Abstract

Private equity has acquired multiple large nursing home chains within the past few years; by 2007, it owned 6 of the 10 largest chains. Despite widespread public and policy interest, evidence on the purported impact of private equity on nursing home performance is limited. In our review, we begin by briefly reviewing the organizational and environmental changes in the nursing home industry that facilitated private equity investments. We offer a conceptual framework to hypothesize the relationship between private equity ownership and nursing home performance. Finally, we offer a research agenda focused on the important parameters of nursing home performance: financial performance, and quality of care.

Citation

Pradhan, R. and Weech-Maldonado, R. (2011), "Exploring the Relationship between Private Equity Ownership and Nursing Home Performance: A Review", Blair, J.D. and Fottler, M.D. (Ed.) Biennial Review of Health Care Management (Advances in Health Care Management, Vol. 11), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 63-89. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1474-8231(2011)0000011007

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