They reviewed the results of 82 studies from 1965 to 2003. The results showed that forty studies found non-profit nursing facilities provided better quality care and three studies found that for-profit homes delivered better care.
These studies, for the most part, were performed in Canada and the United States.
“The review authors calculated that if all nursing homes were non-profit, nursing home residents in the United States would receive 500,000 more hours of nursing care per day, while those in Canada would receive 42,000 more hours of nursing care per day.
More results from this study showed that of 7,000 cases of pressure ulcers in Canada, 600 were directly linked to for-profit ownership of nursing facilities and 7,000 of 80,000 pressure ulcer cases occurred in the United States.