Elderly people in a residential care home
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Profit and other motives

Is the care sector incompatible with profit motives?

Koen Smets
7 min readSep 30, 2022

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Some people take a dim view of profit. It evokes images of fat, top-hatted men raking it in. In the UK, that concept cannot provoke more outrage than if it is linked to the National Health Service (NHS), an institution only marginally less sacred than the Church of England. If health or social care are delivered by organizations that…

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Koen Smets

Accidental behavioural economist in search of wisdom. Uses insights from (behavioural) economics in organization development. On Twitter as @koenfucius