geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Hospital service scope expansion and market share improvement: a dynamic modeling and multivariate approach


, : Hospital service scope expansion and market share improvement: a dynamic modeling and multivariate approach. Health Services Management Research 8(3): 162-171

In a national trend, large, acute-care hospitals located in urban areas of the nation were continuously broadening their service scope, adding services at the rate of one each year, from 1982 to 1987. This study proposes that the underlying rationale of hospital service-scope expansion is status-gap minimization. This perspective was quantitatively interpreted and tested by a dynamic modeling analysis. Findings support status-gap minimization as the rationale for service-scope expansion. Using multivariate regression and dynamic modeling analysis, the study demonstrates that the cross-sectional relationship between two steady states--the relationship between service scope and market share--is positive and statistically significant. However, the market share change is not related to hospital service scope. The interpretation offered is that hospitals expand the scope of services looking not so much to increase their market share benefit in the short run as to raise their organizational status. In the long run, higher organizational status such as broader service scope then benefits market share.

US$29.90

PMID: 10151088


Other references

Torchio P.F., 1979: An 8 year field study involving control of sapyga pumila hymenoptera sapygidae a wasp parasite of the alfalfa leaf cutter bee megachile pacifica. Annual results gained from a field study of S. pumila begun in 1970 and completed in 1977 are presented. Three control techniques [using traps] developed during the study are described and compared; results of field-testing each are presented. Bio...

Takahashi, H.; Kuno, S.Y.; Miyamoto, T.; Yoshioka, H.; Inaki, M.; Akima, H.; Katsuta, S.; Anno, I.; Itai, Y., 1994: Changes in magnetic resonance images in human skeletal muscle after eccentric exercise. To investigate the time-course of changes in transverse relaxation time (T-2) and cross-sectional area (CSA) of the quadriceps muscle after a single session of eccentric exercise, magnetic resonance imaging was performed on six healthy male volunt...

Lightbown, J.W.; Sulitzeanu, D., 1957: The assay of penicillin in blood-serum using Sarcina lutea. When Sarcina lutea is used as test organism in a cup-plate assay, the dose-response curves for the assay of penicillin in sera of humans and rabbits are linear with the square of the zone diameter and log concentration of penicillin and parallel t...

McCulloch, P.; George, W.D., 1987: Warfarin inhibition of metastasis: the role of anticoagulation. Warfarin inhibits metastasis in animal models by mechanisms that remain unclear. A better understanding of this phenomenon may clarify processes underlying metastasis in human cancer. We have studied the effects of warfarin on metastasis in a rat...

Hilal, R.E.; Hilal, T.; Mushawahar, A., 2007: Percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy feeding tube "knot" working: a rare complication. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 5(5): A28-A28

Gunz, F.W., 1948: Culture of human leukaemic blood cells in vitro; technique and the growth curve. A simple and reliable technic is described for the culture of human leukemic blood cells, based on the method of Osgood and Brownlee, by the simplification of the composition of the culture medium and the procedures for setting up the cultures. De...

Sieminska, A.; Siemenska, S., 1967: Flora and fauna in the region of the experimental farms of the Polish Academy of Science and of Goozatkource Reservoir, Silesia. Acta Hydrobiologica Krakow, 9: 1-109

Almodóvar Carretón, M.J., 1993: The new anti-ulcer agents. Atencion Primaria 11(7): 331-332

Lundberg, J.M.; Alving, K.; Karlsson, J.A.; Matran, R.; Nilsson, G., 1991: Sensory neuropeptide involvement in animal models of airway irritation and of allergen-evoked asthma. C-fiber afferents in the airways are in close contact with mast cells and are activated both upon allergic reactions and by inhalation of irritants such as capsaicin and cigarette smoke. This evokes both protective reflexes such as cough as well a...

Vasilev, S.A.; Scott, R.S., 1997: The Papanicolaou test and screening for cervical cancer. JAMA 278(8): 634-634