Institutional Change and Healthcare Organizations : From Professional Dominance to Managed Care



Few Large Institutions Have Changed As Fully And Dramatically As The U.S Healthcare System Since World War II Compared To The 1930s, Healthcare Now Incorporates A Variety Of New Technologies, Service Delivery Arrangements, Financing Mechanisms, And Underlying Sets Of Organizing Principles.This Book Examines The Transformations That Have Occurred In Medical Care Systems In The San Francisco Bay Area Since 1945 The Authors Describe These Changes In Detail And Relate Them To Both The Sociodemographic Trends In The Bay Area And To Shifts In Regulatory Systems And Policy Environments At Local, State, And National Levels But This Is Than A Social History The Authors Employ A Variety Of Theoretical Perspectives Including Strategic Management, Population Ecology, And Institutional Theory To Examine Five Types Of Healthcare Organizations Through Quantitative Data Analysis And Illustrative Case Studies.Providing A Thorough Account Of Changes For One Of The Nation S Leading Metropolitan Areas In Health Service Innovation, This Book Is A Landmark In The Theory Of Organizations And In The History Of Healthcare Systems.Institutional Change and Healthcare Organizations : From Professional Dominance to Managed Care

W Richard Dick Scott received his undergraduate and M.A degrees from the University of Kansas and his Ph.D in sociology from the University of Chicago.He is currently Emeritus Professor in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University where he also holds courtesy appointments in the Graduate School of Business, School of Education, and School of Medicine He has been at Stanford througho

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  • Paperback
  • 452 pages
  • Institutional Change and Healthcare Organizations : From Professional Dominance to Managed Care
  • W. Richard Scott
  • English
  • 21 October 2018
  • 9780226743103

10 thoughts on “Institutional Change and Healthcare Organizations : From Professional Dominance to Managed Care

  1. says:

    Absolutely fantastic Gives a great overview of healthcare change, and demonstrates wonderful analytic techniques to better understand how healthcare systems behave in changing political contexts.

  2. says:

    This is a great piece that uses an organizational ecology perspective to trace the history of the US healthcare system In particular, I enjoyed Scott and colleagues description of the changing institutional logics driving the US healthcare system over time, from professional dominance through federal responsibility to man...

  3. says:

    good read

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