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Using action research and organization design to plan in-home hospital treatment

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Health-care systems currently face great challenges, including an increasing elderly population. To respond to this problem, a hospital emergency department, three municipalities, and self-employed general practitioners in Denmark decided to collaborate with the aim of reorganizing treatment of elderly acute ill patients. By establishing a small-scale collaborative community and through an action research process, we show, how to jointly explore and develop a new organization design for in-home hospital treatment that enables the health professionals to collaborate in new ways, and at the same time to investigate and improve this cocreation process and codesign of knowledge among multiple different stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch in Organizational Change and Development
Number of pages32
Place of publicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
Publication yearNov 2021
ISBN (print)978-1-80262-174-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-80262-173-0
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021
SeriesResearch in Organizational Change and Development

    Research areas

  • Action research, Aging population, Collaborative community, Health-care challenge, In-home hospital treatment, Organization design

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