Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The impact of joint ventures and collaboration on the financial performance of hospitals
by Rodriguez, Michele Christina, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 49; 1527581
Abstract (Summary)

Healthcare spending has risen astronomically over the recent past. Some of the blame has been placed upon an inefficient healthcare system. Whether true or not, we are in the midst of burdensome financial trend in healthcare that cannot continue. Thus, private payers, government payers and taxpayers alike, are looking at ways to reduce such spending. At the same time, healthcare providers wish to remain profitable enough to continue delivering care, well into the future. One proposed answer to the conditions plaguing an inefficient and expensive health system is the new focus on collaborative care models for healthcare delivery. This paper examines collaboration, particularly the joint venture between hospitals and healthcare providers. This paper also assesses the financial viability of such organizations, and recommends areas for further exploration in collaborative design.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace L.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Economics, Health care management
Publication Number: 1527581
ISBN: 978-1-303-79620-3
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