Comparative analysis of hospital networks: differences between the public – private

Carlos Alberto Gonçalves, Rui Fernando Correia Ferreira, Benny Kramer Costa


This articlto analyzes and compares the relational factors - network performance, cooperation and relational learning - two hospital networks, public FHEMIG (Hospital Foundation of Minas Gerais) and the private network of the Metropolitan Region of Vitória (ES). Data collection was conducted through interviews and structured questionnaires with participants managers in decision making. The analytical methods used were linear regression and Network Analysis. The assumptions used for this study are: (i) work in network leads me to cooperate; (ii) cooperate leads me to learn from the network, and; (iii) learn from the network leads me to enhance my performance. After analyzes the data collected, it can be seen that the link of cooperation between hospitals is very intense, especially in public. In addition, inferred data exchanges between them act as collaborative relationships, in order to maintain the health system from the expertise and resources sharing.


Network Analysis; Cooperation; Relationship Learning; Hospitals.



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