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The organizational pendulum: Healthcare management in Sweden 1865 -1998

The organizational pendulum: Healthcare management in Sweden 1865 -1998 In recent years, there have been a number of large-scale changes in the organization of healthcare in Sweden, as in many other countries. From a longer time perspective, however, there has been a more or less permanent oscillation between centralization and decentralization, and also between competition and co-operation, in Swedish healthcare organizations. In fact, there seems to be something like a pendulum moving all the time between opposite forms of organization. The frequency of these changes has been increasing during the last fifteen years, as different organizational models have replaced each other at shorter and shorter intervals. This development is partly due to the increasing rate of change in modern society, but partly also due to an element of fashion in the area of management. There is, however, a growing change fatigue in many healthcare organizations, and also increasing demands for empirical evidence on the efficiency and effectiveness of different organizational models before they are introduced into the healthcare system. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scandinavian Journal of Public Health SAGE

The organizational pendulum: Healthcare management in Sweden 1865 -1998

Scandinavian Journal of Public Health , Volume 28 (1): 7 – Sep 5, 2016

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SAGE
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Copyright © 2019 by Associations of Public Health in the Nordic Countries Regions
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1403-4948
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1651-1905
DOI
10.1177/140349480002800109
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Abstract

In recent years, there have been a number of large-scale changes in the organization of healthcare in Sweden, as in many other countries. From a longer time perspective, however, there has been a more or less permanent oscillation between centralization and decentralization, and also between competition and co-operation, in Swedish healthcare organizations. In fact, there seems to be something like a pendulum moving all the time between opposite forms of organization. The frequency of these changes has been increasing during the last fifteen years, as different organizational models have replaced each other at shorter and shorter intervals. This development is partly due to the increasing rate of change in modern society, but partly also due to an element of fashion in the area of management. There is, however, a growing change fatigue in many healthcare organizations, and also increasing demands for empirical evidence on the efficiency and effectiveness of different organizational models before they are introduced into the healthcare system.

Journal

Scandinavian Journal of Public HealthSAGE

Published: Sep 5, 2016

Keywords: bureaucracy,decentralization,market orientation,quality management,evidence-based.

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