JAMA Health Forum
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What The Study Did: Researchers found in this study of about 9,900 U.S. nursing homes that private equity acquisition of nursing homes was associated with higher Medicare costs and increases in emergency department visits and hospitalizations for conditions that should be, although not completely, preventable with appropriate care.
Authors: Mark Aaron Unruh, Ph.D., of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, is the corresponding author.
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