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The empirical theme for this book is quality improvement (QI), whereas the more theoretical aspects concern a range of issues common to organization theory. The book essentially provides a collection of seven case studies of successful QI adventures. It is through focusing on the complex organizational contexts of QI that the book contributes to those(More)
PURPOSE This paper aims to discuss recent contributions to comparative healthcare systems research, which emphasise decentralisation as a major characteristic of Scandinavian hospital systems. Whether the idea of such a "decentralised Scandinavian model" is appropriate and useful, how and why it was created, and what the alternative is, are central(More)
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