Management control literature and French public hospitals.
Health Policy. 2013 Aug;111(3):324-7
Authors: Georgescu I
The introduction of activity based pricing in combination with hospitals' reorganizations has created a new financial logic in French public hospitals. The organization has an obligation to produce certain levels of activity, since hospitals' resources are directly dependent on the activity level. These changes also imply the implementation of financial results controls in these organizations. The purpose of this answer is to demonstrate how the literature on management control can help to understand what has been happening within the French public hospitals.
PMID: 23891190 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]