Are attributes of organizational performance in large health care organizations relevant in primary care practices?

Health Care Manage Rev. 2006 Jan-Mar;31(1):2-10. doi: 10.1097/00004010-200601000-00002.


Are organizational attributes associated with better health outcomes in large health care organizations applicable to primary care practices? In comparative case studies of two community family practices, it was found that attributes of organizational performance identified in larger health care organizations must be tailored to their unique context of primary care. Further work is required to adapt or establish the significance of the attributes of management infrastructure and information mastery.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Efficiency, Organizational
  • Family Practice / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Primary Health Care
  • Quality of Health Care*
  • United States