The NHS: Quasi-market, quasi-hierarchy and quasi-network?

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Abstract

It has been argued that the British National Health Service (NHS) has moved from a hierarchical and bureaucratic organization to a market and, more recently, towards a network. The authors believe that this view is too simplistic: the three organizational forms have co-existed and continue to do so. It is more accurate to view moves over time as a changing mix between quasi-hierarchies, quasi-markets and quasi-networks.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money & Management
Volume19
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • NATIONAL-HEALTH-SERVICE, MANAGED COMPETITION, CARE, COOPERATION, BRITAIN