What’s Needed to Develop Strategic Purchasing in Healthcare? Policy Lessons from a Realist Review

This paper proposes that the theories of economics of organization (EOO) are insufficient for a full understanding of strategic purchasing in healthcare, because they focus on safeguarding against poor performance and ignore the coordination and adaptation needed to improve performance. The paper suggest that insights from other, complementary theories are needed.

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International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 8, no. 1, Feb. 2018, pp. 4–17., doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2018.93


Sanderson, Joe, et al.
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