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Comment & Response
August 2014

What Is a “Nonprofit” Hospital?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(8):1412. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.807

To the Editor The article “Compensation of Chief Executive Officers at Nonprofit US Hospitals” by Joynt et al1 is an important contribution to our understanding of how health care dollars are used. The authors found that median charity care and other community benefits comprised no more than 1.6% of hospital expenditures.1

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