Gerard R M Scholten

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Because of the introduction of (regulated) market competition and self-regulation, strategy is becoming an important management field for health care organizations in many European countries. That is why health managers are introducing more and more strategic principles and tools. Especially the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)-analysis(More)
The policy of the Dutch government (now enshrined in legislation) aims at the integration of medical specialists in hospitals and seeks to end the economic and organisational autonomy of the medical specialist. This article suggests that this policy has also acted as an incentive for medical specialists to develop local strategies that often diverge.(More)
Analyses the way hospital organisation models handle the relationship between medical specialists and hospital management. All models that have been developed during the last ten years seek to integrate the medical specialists in the hospital organisation by formally subordinating them to the hospital management. However, recently a new model has come to(More)
Medical specialists have--notwithstanding governmental policy--acquired a firmly established position in policy-making in Dutch hospitals. In all general hospitals the Executive Board and the Staff Executive frequently and systematically negotiate their interests. Three conclusions may be drawn on the basis of the research reported on in this article. In(More)
The fee-for-service system is a growing problem for insurers and governments. The main reason for this is the open-ended character of this system which makes cost-control a very difficult task. The pressures on the fee-for-service system are becoming more pronounced, especially in countries such as Canada, Germany and the Netherlands which use budget(More)
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