Managing the care of health and the cure of disease--Part I: Differentiation

Health Care Manage Rev. 2001 Winter;26(1):56-69; discussion 87-9. doi: 10.1097/00004010-200101000-00006.


The clinical methods used in health care and disease cure are easily understood. Yet when combined into institutions and broadened into social systems, the management of them becomes surprisingly convoluted. Part I of this article presents a framework to help understand how this happens.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Community Health Planning
  • Community Health Services / organization & administration
  • Community-Institutional Relations
  • Decision Making, Organizational
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Hospitals, General / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Interinstitutional Relations
  • Long-Term Care / organization & administration
  • Models, Organizational*
  • Politics
  • Power, Psychological
  • Social Control, Formal
  • Systems Analysis