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Sustainable Network Advantages: A Game Theoretic Approach to Community-Based Health Care Coalitions

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ellen E. Dobson (Creator)
Eric W. Ford, Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Health care organizations often enter into a cooperative arrangement to create safety-net programs and coordinate care. Maintaining effective cooperation in such alliances poses special problems that can be examined using network analysis and explained in game theory terms. A mental health coalition case study is presented using network analysis and game theory interpretations. Has a positive-sum game approach been applied to the coalition‘s initial design, its subsequent suboptimal performance might have been averted. The application of network analysis plus game theoretic paradigm has significant implications for improving both the design and the coordination of such coalitions.

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Ford, E. W., Wells, R. S., and Bailey, B. (2004). Sustainable Network Advantages: A Game Theoretic Approach to Community Based Health Care Coalitions. Health Care Management Review. Volume 29 (2), pp. 159-169.
Language: English
Date: 2004
Keywords
Community health improvement, Game theory, Networks

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EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF EARLY FIELD EXPERIENCES ON TEACHER CANDIDATE READINESS http://hdl.handle.net/10342/4331The described resource references, cites, or otherwise points to the related resource.