Effects of hospitals' structural clinical integration on efficiency and patient outcome

@article{Lee2002EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of hospitals' structural clinical integration on efficiency and patient outcome},
  author={Kwangsoo Lee and Thomas T H Wan},
  journal={Health Services Management Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={15},
  pages={234 - 244}
}
The objective of this study was to examine the relationships among structural clinical integration, average total charge, and adverse patient outcomes. The conceptual framework of this study is based on Donabedian's triadic model for outcomes research on structure, process, and outcome. Retrospective data were obtained from multiple sources: (1) the American Hospital Association (AHA) annual survey in 1997; (2) the Area Resource File (ARF) data set in 1997; (3) the Dorenfest IHDS + database… CONTINUE READING

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