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February 01, 2016

High-Performing Hospitals Have Highly Paid CEOs, Study Finds

A new study of nearly 2,800 nonprofit general hospitals has identified a link between higher pay for nonprofit health care executives and better quality of care, International Business Times reports. 

Nonprofit hospitals with the best records in finances, patient outcomes, and other measures also tended to pay their top executives more than hospitals that did not perform as well, according to researchers at Mercer and Truven Health Analytics. However, the study authors cautioned, it's impossible to say whether the better compensation led to better performance or the other way around — or whether both features reflect other factors.