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analysis of accountability in public-private health care programs serving vulnerable populations

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Date Issued:
2011
Summary:
References to accountability are common throughout public administration literature. However, a clear model to assess accountability in government programs is not fully developed. This research fills this gap and provides policymakers with a tool they can use to assess accountability in both public and contracted programs and enables them to make more informed contracting-out decisions. In addition, the Integrated Accountability Framework introduced in this research will serve as a guideline for how public administrators can improve accountability in the programs they administer and oversee. For the public and private health care programs analyzed in this study, the findings indicate that the publicly delivered programs provided more accountability to the vulnerable populations served than the contracted-out health care programs.
Title: An analysis of accountability in public-private health care programs serving vulnerable populations.
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Name(s): Cleare, Thomas W.
School of Public Administration
College for Design and Social Inquiry
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: xv, 160 p. : ill.
Language(s): English
Summary: References to accountability are common throughout public administration literature. However, a clear model to assess accountability in government programs is not fully developed. This research fills this gap and provides policymakers with a tool they can use to assess accountability in both public and contracted programs and enables them to make more informed contracting-out decisions. In addition, the Integrated Accountability Framework introduced in this research will serve as a guideline for how public administrators can improve accountability in the programs they administer and oversee. For the public and private health care programs analyzed in this study, the findings indicate that the publicly delivered programs provided more accountability to the vulnerable populations served than the contracted-out health care programs.
Identifier: 727735432 (oclc), 3169917 (digitool), FADT3169917 (IID), fau:3620 (fedora)
Note(s): by Thomas W. Cleare.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2011.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2011. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Health services administration -- United States
Public administration -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States
Municiipal services -- Contracting out -- United States
Administrative responsibility -- United States
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3169917
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Owner Institution: FAU