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Advances in Health Care Organization Theory, 2nd Edition by Stephen S. Mick, Patrick D. Shay

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Chapter 1Introduction: Events, Themes, and Progress

Stephen S. Farnsworth Mick and Patrick D. Shay

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand why advances in theoretically based organizational analysis in health care have lagged behind the general field.
  2. Identify the environmental and market forces transforming health care in the United States during the early 2000s.
  3. Understand the utility of organization theory to explain how changes and pressures in health care influence notions of how organizations and their environments are interrelated.

The chapters in this second edition of Advances in Health Care Organization Theory are original essays in the broad realm of organization theory applied to health care organizations. In the first edition of this ...

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