Public Hospitals - Incentives and Organization

Research output: Working paper


This paper presents a novel way to analyze the organization of public hospitals by applying the property rights approach to organizations (PRA) to the problem. It is proposed that while PRA is suitable for the analysis of all hospitals it is especially so for public hospitals.The analysis explores issues concerning privatization and integration of public hospital services. The findings are generally supportive of integration as long as the public principal's human capital is essential for the production of hospital care.


  • Eric Rehn
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Economics


  • Public Hospitals, Property Rights, Joint Productio
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment of Economics, Lund University
Publication statusUnpublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch

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NameWorking Papers, Department of Economics, Lund University

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