Comparative analysis of perception of advantages and disadvantages of integration of hospitals

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dc.contributor.author Staňková, Pavla
dc.contributor.author Papadaki, Šárka
dc.contributor.author Dvorský, Ján
dc.contributor.other Ekonomická fakulta cs
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-29
dc.date.available 2018-03-29
dc.date.issued 2018-03-29
dc.identifier.issn 1212-3609
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.tul.cz/handle/15240/22789
dc.description.abstract Integration and strategic alliances of companies represent a rapidly growing phenomenon in all industries. Also the integration and consolidation of healthcare organizations are not unusual themes in professional resources. The specialists observe especially a vertical and horizontal integration of hospitals and its influence to the increase of an effectiveness of healthcare provision. The results of these studies, however, do not conclusively prove the impact of all kinds of integration of hospitals to their efficiency and effectiveness growth. The present article focuses on horizontal integrated hospitals in the Czech Republic and the perception of advantages and disadvantages of integration of the hospitals by hospital managers themselves. The main aim of the research was to answer following research questions: Does the perception of advantages and disadvantages of participation in integration depend on the length of integration´s lifetime? Does the perception of advantages and disadvantages of participation in integration depend on the kind of integration? Regarding the overall view of the trend of integration, hospital managers see integration as promising. Further, the research results revealed that based on the research sample, we cannot unequivocally confirm a statistically significant difference between the two studied types of integration (holding and mergers). A statistically significant difference in the perception of the overall view of the advantages of integration also cannot be confirmed given a length of involvement in holding or merger. Overall, the hospital sees as disadvantages particularly the reduction of autonomy, the increased difficulty of promotion of changes and communication problems. As for the benefits, 93% of hospitals evaluated that the integration gives them a better negotiating ability with suppliers, 80% of hospitals noticed better negotiating ability with health insurance companies and about 80% report that there has been a reduction in costs. en
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dc.publisher Technická Univerzita v Liberci cs
dc.publisher Technical university of Liberec, Czech Republic en
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dc.rights CC BY-NC
dc.subject healthcare en
dc.subject horizontal integration en
dc.subject hospital en
dc.subject holding en
dc.subject merger en
dc.subject benefits en
dc.subject.classification I11
dc.subject.classification L14
dc.subject.classification M21
dc.title Comparative analysis of perception of advantages and disadvantages of integration of hospitals en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.abbreviation TUL
dc.relation.isrefereed true
dc.identifier.doi 10.15240/tul/001/2018-1-007
dc.identifier.eissn 2336-5604
local.relation.volume 21
local.relation.issue 1
local.relation.abbreviation E+M cs
local.relation.abbreviation E&M en
local.faculty Faculty of Economics
local.citation.spage 101
local.citation.epage 115
local.access open
local.fulltext yes
local.filename EM_1_2018_07


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