Strategic control for a United Kingdom regional health authority: A conceptual framework

Cantley, M.F. (1981). Strategic control for a United Kingdom regional health authority: A conceptual framework. Behavioral Science 26 (1) 1-28. 10.1002/bs.3830260102.

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After a brief review of the nature of strategic planning, and the problems of defining health service objectives, the paper concentrates on the question of decision making and "strategic control," in the context of a regional health authority, a system at the level of the organization. The purpose of monitoring is defined in detail. A critical review of concepts of control in various disciplines considers their suitability to the health authority context. An integration of feedforward and feedback control loops is developed in order to meet the specific characteristics of a system in which "environment" can be viewed as the "input," and to provide the adaptive, learning capability which is required by the situation of insufficient data, ignorance of underlying mechanisms, and continuing change. -

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: organization;decision making;regional health authority;strategic control;monitoring
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Bibliographic Reference: Behavioral Science; 26(1):1-28 [January 1981] (Published online 9 January 2007)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:49
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 10:36

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