Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Analysis of Accountability in Public - Private Health Care Programs Serving Vulnerable Populations
by Cleare, Thomas W., Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, 2011, 177; 3462563
Abstract (Summary)

References to accountability are common throughout public administration literature. However, a clear model to assess accountability in government programs is not fully developed. This research fills this gap and provides policymakers with a tool they can use to assess accountability in both public and contracted programs and enables them to make more informed contracting-out decisions. In addition, the Integrated Accountability Framework introduced in this research will serve as a guideline for how public administrators can improve accountability in the programs they administer and oversee. For the public and private health care programs analyzed in this study, the findings indicate that the publicly delivered programs provided more accountability to the vulnerable populations served than the contracted-out health care programs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McCue, Clifford P.
School: Florida Atlantic University
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 72/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Public administration, Public policy, Health care management
Keywords: Accountability, Contracting out, Health care, Integrated Accountability Framework, Public procurement, Vulnerable populations
Publication Number: 3462563
ISBN: 978-1-124-74566-4
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