Hospital Affiliations with HMOs and PPOs: An Analysis of Organizational and Market Factors Influencing Engagement In Resource Exchange Relationships
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The present study had two purposes. The first purpose was to understand how the scope and diversity of hospital affiliations with health maintenance organizations HMOs and preferred provider organizations PPOs have changed over the past decade. Operating in an environment increasingly focused on price and efficiency, these managed care networks have become centrally positioned in the health care industry as critical distribution channel agents DCAs for buyers and hospital providers of health care services. The second purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent to which selected market and hospital attributes, particularly those related to operational efficiency, influence the decision to affiliate with DCAs.
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