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Changes in Hospital Financing and Organization and Their Impact on Hospital Performance

"Rising health expenditure and tight public budgets have led policymakers in many countries to seek ways to improve the performance of healthcare organizations. In most countries, hospitals in particular are thought to have huge potential to improve their performance and are increasingly being held accountable for such improvements. ..." – By Jonas Schreyögg

The Fundamentals of Arbitration

"Arbitration is a core form of adjudicative dispute settlement that has been in use since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Although its form and application has shifted over time, particularly given its procedural flexibility and adaptability to addressing parties’ needs, the general approach is distinct from national court litigation.  ..." – By Susan Franck

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