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Organizing complex practices in health care

Research project
Avslutad forskning
Project size
2 530 000 SEK
Project period
2015 - 2017
Project owner
Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Law

Financier
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

Short description

The current organization of health care is challenged by the development of new technologies and new methods. Among the driving forces behind these changes there are strong expectations of improved treatment methods and effective use of resources, but for these expectations to be realized it requires not just better adapted facilities and new technologies, it also requires new ways of organizing work. One example of such a development is Hybrid Operating Rooms. The hybrid concept implies that multiple methods for diagnosis and treatment are combined for the benefit for high-risk patients suffering from complex problems. The study shows how work is organized and contribute to improving our knowledge of how materiality matters in the organizing of complex practices.