Hospital acquisition or management contract: a theory of strategic choice. uri icon


  • Differences in the mission of the hospital and the multihospital system are key elements underlying the development of a management contract. Preliminary analysis suggests that the number of potential new acquisitions is severely limited, that contract management is not a stepping stone to acquisition, and that many recent management contracts appear to be attempts to overcome problems beyond the hospital's and the contractor's direct control.

author list (cited authors)

  • Morrisey, M. A., & Alexander, J. A.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Morrisey, MA||Alexander, JA