Chapter 3Finding Strength in NumbersBringing Theoretical Pluralism into the Analysis of Health Care Organizations

Jacqueline S. Zinn and S. Diane Brannon

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine how organization theory has contributed to our understanding of health care organizations and markets in the past decade.
  2. Assess the balance between traditional institutional forces and emerging market forces as dual paradigms within health services research.
  3. Evaluate the progress made in defining and operationalizing how internal structure and relationships influence performance at the organization and market levels, specifically through evidence-based management.
  4. Consider what progress has been made in developing quantitative and qualitative methods that allow ...

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