Management practices and the quality of primary care

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Using the World Management Survey method, the authors mapped and analysed management quality in Swedish primary care centres. On average, private sector providers were better managed than public providers. Centres with a high overall social deprivation among enrolled patients also tended to have higher management quality. Management quality was positively associated with accessibility (length of waiting times), but not with patient-reported experience.


External organisations
  • Research Institute of Industrial Economics
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Örebro University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy


  • Accessibility, management quality, primary care, quality of care, World Management Survey
Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Money and Management
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2019 Nov 22
Publication categoryResearch