Hospital Ownership Choice and the Provision of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
Greg Mascavage examines the effect of hospital ownership choice on the provision of cardiac care for patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction. In his study, he compares hospitals from the U.S. Census Bureau's South Atlantic region based on different types of ownership and the frequency of percutaneous coronary interventions. Regression analysis is used with variables of performance, quality, and uncompensated care to predict the percentage of patients who are treated with this cardiac surgery. The study shows that when comparable hospitals of the same region treat acute myocardial infarction, ownership status is insignificant as a factor to perform percutaneous coronary interventions.