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Table 2 Network characteristics

From: Do governance choices matter in health care networks?: an exploratory configuration study of health care networks

Name Objective S 1 A1 G1 F1,2 IL1,2 EL1,2 T1,2 GS1 RG1,2 CG1,3 HG1,3 E1,3
drug abuse Optimizing cooperation among care providers in the network L O F L M M L P M Y Y 1
hospital cooperation High quality care, economic efficiency and geographical accessibility S Y N M M M M P H Y Y 1
psychiatric care 1 Increasing quality of care services for the patients, increasing professionalism among the partners S Y F H H H H P H Y Y 1
psychiatric care 2 Providing after-service care and patient allocation S O N M M M H P M Y Y 1
palliative care 1 Providing a full range of services L O F H H H M N M Y Y 1
psychiatric home care 2 Promoting a specific action in all hospitals L O F M M M M P M Y Y 1
complex psychiatric care 1 Developing cooperation L O F M M H M L M Y Y 0
hospital network Support to care providers, co-ordination and consultation L Y P M M M L N L N Y 0
integrated care and welfare Support to care providers, co-ordination L O P M M M M P H N N 0
psychiatric care 3 Increasing the possibilities for patients to live independent L Y N M M H M P M Y Y 0
psychiatric care 4 Offering optimal quality of care S Y F M L M L P L Y Y 0
psychiatric home care 1 Providing services to partners allowing a human, innovative, and professional care for elderly L O F H M M M P M Y Y 0
disabled care 1 Consultation and data gathering S Y P/F H M L H P M Y Y 0
elderly care1 Developing residential care in a region as requested by the regional policy makers S O N M M M H P H Y Y 0
psychiatric care 5 Improving care S O F M M M M P M Y Y 0
elderly care 2 Improving consultation, co-ordination; providing integrated care; increasing knowledge of target patient groups S Y P M H M M P M N N 0
psychiatric care 6 Providing individualized support to disabled L O F M M M M P M N N 0
complex psychiatric care 2 Maintaining continuity, and quality of care, providing training, advice, support, and a registration system to care providers S Y F L L M L L L Y Y 0
disabled care 2 Developing good integrated care L O N M M L M P M Y Y 0
psychiatric care 7 Optimizing palliative care through information, and training L Y F L L L M P L Y Y 0
palliative care 2 Increasing the possibilities for patients to live independent through long term professional and systematic care provision L O F M M M M P M Y Y 0
palliative care 3 Providing information; co-ordination, training, advice, logistic support, and evaluation to care providers and volunteers L O F M M M M N M Y Y 0
  1. 1 S size ( size S < 10 organizations, size L > 9 organizations); A age (age Y < 6 years, age O > 5 years); G government involvement (P Partner, F Financing, N No large impact);
  2. F Flexibility, IL Internal legitimacy, EL external legitimacy, T Trust, GS Governance Structure (P participant-governed network, L lead organization network, N network administrative organization); RG Relational Governance, CG Contractual Governance, HG Hierarchical Governance, E Effectiveness,
  3. 2High, mediate or low levels of this variables; 3Yes (present) or No (not present).