The transition to non-departmental public bodies -- a preliminary study of hospitals affiliated with Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW)
部立醫院 ； 署立醫院 ； 行政法人 ； MOHW-affiliated hospitals ； DOH-affiliated hospitals ； non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs)
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35卷3期（2016 / 06 / 01）
294 - 303
Objectives: This study determined the reasons for failed transformation of DOH- affiliated hospitals into non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs). Suggestions are proposed for the future transformation of MOHW-affiliated hospitals into NDPBs. Methods: Five senior officers in DOH-affiliated hospitals, five political appointees and senior officers in the Executive Yuan and the Department of Health, and one member of the Legislative Yuan were interviewed. Results: There are three main reasons for failed transformation of DOH- affiliated hospitals into NDPBs. First, the political atmosphere was unfavorable for the transformation. Second, the hospital staff declined the transformation. Third, some hospitals feared that the transformation might result in a worsening financial condition. Conclusions: We suggest that transforming MOHW-affiliated hospitals into NDPBs can be evaluated individually based on the administrative, legal, and political feasibility by the MOHW. For hospitals which are well-suited for transformation into a NDPB, the MOHW should actively lobby the Organizational Act Reform, and communicate the working benefits of the transformation to the hospital staff.
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