Processing of intended and unintended strategic issues and integration into the strategic agenda

Background: Strategic change is needed in hospitals due to external and internal pressures. However, research on strategic change, as a combination of management and medical expertise in hospitals, remains scarce. Purpose: We analyze how intended strategic issues are processed into deliberate strategies and how unintended strategic issues are processed into emergent strategies in the management…

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Social identity and the prison health worker: Implications for practitioner satisfaction and turnover intentions

Background: Delivering health care within the prison walls poses distinct and arduous challenges to the practitioner. Correctional health workers regularly face issues of overcrowding, increased prevalence of infectious disease, advancing age, deteriorating conditions, and patients with an inclination for violence. Still, regardless of the sizeable workforce, costs, and impact on community well-being, correctional health is…

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Consumerism is the answer to health care? Maybe not

By MATTHEW HOLT After 3 days at the Health 2.0 conference, everyone is agreed with Jane Sarasohn-Kahn that more consumer choice and better transparency and an “Amazon like shopping experience” would improve health care. In fact in her wonderful book, Consuming Health, Jane talks a lot about the dark side of putting this much pressure…

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