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Most Catholic hospitals don’t disclose religious care restrictions
Modern Healthcare

A large majority of U.S. Catholic hospitals do not disclose on their websites that they have religious policies limiting the types of reproductive and end-of-life services offered at their facilities and by their affiliated physicians, a new study found.

Only 28% of 646 Catholic hospitals listed in the Catholic Health Association’s directory specified how their religious affiliation might influence patient care, according to a new research letter in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Twenty one percent did not explicitly disclose their Catholic identity, according to the researchers’ analysis of websites conducted from July 2017 to January 2018.