Understanding specialist sharing: A mixed-method exploration in an increasingly price-competitive hospital market

Daan Westra*, Federica Angeli, Evelina Jatautaite, Martin Carree, Dirk Ruwaard

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Introduction medical specialists seem to increasingly work in- and be affiliated to- multiple organizations. We define this phenomenon as specialist sharing. This form of inter-organizational cooperation has received scant scholarly attention. We investigate the extent of- and motives behind- specialist sharing, in the price-competitive hospital market of the netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-142
JournalSocial Science & Medicine
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016


  • The Netherlands
  • Healthcare competition
  • Collaboration
  • Medical specialists
  • Quality of care
  • Social network analysis
  • Antitrust
  • Specialist sharing

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