Franchising is an organizational form that originates from the business sector. It is increasingly used in the healthcare sector with the aim of enhancing quality and accessibility for patients, improving the efficiency and competitiveness of organizations and/or providing professionals with a supportive working environment. However, a structured overview of the scientific evidence for these claims is absent, whereas such an overview can be supportive to scholars, policy makers and franchise practitioners.

doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czt001, hdl.handle.net/1765/39166
Health Policy and Planning
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

Nijmeijer, K. J., Fabbricotti, I., & Huijsman, R. (2014). Is franchising in health care valuable? A systematic review. Health Policy and Planning, 29(2), 164–176. doi:10.1093/heapol/czt001