To make or buy patient safety solutions: a resource dependence and transaction cost economics perspective.


BACKGROUND For almost a decade, public and private organizations have pressured hospitals to improve their patient safety records. Since 2008, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has no longer been reimbursing hospitals for secondary diagnoses not reported during the point of admission. This ruling has motivated some hospitals to engage in safety… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/HMR.0b013e318225998b