Uncertainty in Health Care Environments: Myth or Reality?

James W. Begun, Amer A. Kaissi

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Health care leaders and analysts typically describe the health care environment as dynamic, complex, and highly uncertain. This study conceptualizes environmental uncertainty as an individual perception that blends subjective and objective realities derived from the complexity and dynamism of the organizational task environment. Exploratory judgments of the complexity and dynamism of the environment of health care organizations are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-39
Number of pages9
JournalHealth Care Management Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004


  • Change
  • Environmental uncertainty
  • Health care environments
  • Health care organizations
  • Strategic planning


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