Definition and scope of health services administration.

James W. Begun, Amer Kaissi

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The definition and scope of health services administration are important to public policy, educational programs, new entrants to the field, and practitioners. Formal definition of the field of health services administration has not received concerted attention since 1975. Significant changes in the field have occurred since that time, widening opportunities for graduates of educational programs and increasing interdependencies between health services organizations and public policy organizations, supplier organizations, insurers, and other businesses that are not involved directly in health services delivery. Stakeholders in the field of health services administration should consider a broadened definition of the field that would institutionalize and build on those increased opportunities and interdependencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-239
Number of pages13
JournalThe Journal of health administration education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004


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