Stephen L. Walston, John R. Kimberly, Lawton R. Burns
This article examines the alleged benefits and actual outcomes of vertical integration in the health sector and compares them to those observed in other sectors of the economy. This article concludes that the organizational models on which these arrangements are based may be poorly adapted to the current environment in health care.
Sector: Health system
Integration type: Back office, Behind the scenes, Coordination/cooperation, Joint initiatives, Vertical
Organization size: Large
Document type: Research and analysis
Administrative concerns: Cost/benefit, Financial
Source: Other non-governmental
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