Effect of hospital conversion on organizational decision making and service coordination.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study looks into the "black box" of hospital ownership conversion in a "natural experiment." We posed two competing theories about how conversion might influence management practices. Results support complexity theory and not threat-rigidity theory. As predicted from complexity theory, MDs and RNs had greater levels of participation and influence over final decision choices in converted hospitals than in nonconverted hospitals.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Anderson, RA; Allred, CA; Sloan, FA

Published Date

  • April 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 141 - 154

PubMed ID

  • 12744450

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5030

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-6274

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004010-200304000-00005


  • eng