Organizational change: decentralization in hospitals.

  title={Organizational change: decentralization in hospitals.},
  author={I H Monrad Aas},
  journal={The International journal of health planning and management},
  volume={12 2},
  • I H Monrad Aas
  • Published 1997 in
    The International journal of health planning and…
Decentralization may be defined as the spread of power from higher to lower levels in a hierarchy. For hospitals, decentralization is an organizational change of special importance. Decentralization in hospitals may be accomplished through decentralization to departments; more general changes in organizational structure (reduction in the number of hierarchical levels and divisionalization); and, delegation of tasks. A framework for an analysis of decentralization status in hospitals is proposed… CONTINUE READING