Theory of constraints for publicly funded health systems.

  title={Theory of constraints for publicly funded health systems.},
  author={Somayeh Sadat and Michael W. Carter and Brian Golden},
  journal={Health care management science},
  volume={16 1},
Originally developed in the context of publicly traded for-profit companies, theory of constraints (TOC) improves system performance through leveraging the constraint(s). While the theory seems to be a natural fit for resource-constrained publicly funded health systems, there is a lack of literature addressing the modifications required to adopt TOC and define the goal and performance measures. This paper develops a system dynamics representation of the classical TOC's system-wide goal and… CONTINUE READING


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