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Public Hospitals - Incentives and Organization

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  • Rehn, Eric

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This paper presents a novel way to analyze the organization of public hospitals by applying the property rights approach to organizations (PRA) to the problem. It is proposed that while PRA is suitable for the analysis of all hospitals it is especially so for public hospitals.The analysis explores issues concerning privatization and integration of public hospital services. The findings are generally supportive of integration as long as the public principal's human capital is essential for the production of hospital care.

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  • Rehn, Eric, 2007. "Public Hospitals - Incentives and Organization," Working Papers 2007:13, Lund University, Department of Economics, revised 01 Apr 2008.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:lunewp:2007_013
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    Keywords

    Public Hospitals; The Property Rights Approach to Organizations; Joint Production; Integration; Privatization;

    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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