Hospital acquisition or management contract: A theory of strategic choice

Academic Article


  • Differences in the mission of the hospital and the multihospital system are key elements underlying the development of a management contract. Preliminary analysis suggests that the number of potential new acquisitions is severely limited, that contract management is not a stepping stone to acquisition, and that many recent management contracts appear to be attempts to overcome problems beyond the hospital's and the contractor's direct control. © 1987 Aspen Publishers, Inc.
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    Author List

  • Morrisey MA; Alexander JA
  • Start Page

  • 21
  • End Page

  • 30
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 4