The voluntary dissemination of performance information by health care organizations.

Douglas R Wholey, Jon B Christianson, S. M. Sanchez, Roger D Feldman, M. Peterson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper examines the factors that influence the voluntary dissemination of performance information by health care organizations. A model of information dissemination is developed and tested using data on Health Maintenance Organizations. The empirical findings suggest that health care organizations disseminate information on their performance because there are collective-good benefits resulting from dissemination, particularly when the product or organizational innovation is unfamiliar to some purchasers. The findings also suggest that the competitive structure of the local health care market influences the dissemination decision, with health care organizations more likely to disseminate information about their performance in relatively competitive markets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-26
Number of pages26
JournalAdvances in Health Economics and Health Services Research
Volume13
StatePublished - 1992

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The voluntary dissemination of performance information by health care organizations.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this