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Hospitals : Teaming Up
Barros, Pedro Pita (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Olivella, Pau (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia)

Publicació: Oxford University Press, 2011
Resum: This article describes the economics literature on the operation of hospitals using a framework based on the notion of “teams”. It presents two distinctive features. The first one is the separation of ownership and control in hospitals and the other is to look at hospitals through the lens of teams. It addresses technology issues like output measurement, as well as economies of scale and scope and gives a brief overview of different theories on how the ruling body of the hospital chooses between the different technologically feasible options. It shows that the idea of team interactions can be extended beyond the limits of the hospital in two main areas. It addresses the relationship of hospitals with third-party payers as well as notices that patients arrive at hospital referred there by other agents, namely general practitioners. It further discusses and proposes challenges for future research.
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció MEC/CSD2006–16
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció AGAUR/2009SGR-169
Drets: Tots els drets reservats
Llengua: Anglès.
Col·lecció: Oxford Handbooks Online
Document: bookPart ; acceptedVersion
Matèria: Hospitals ; Ownership ; Team ; Future research ; Third-party payers
ISBN: 9780199238828
Publicat a: The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics, 2011, p. 432-462

DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199238828.013.0019

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