State agencies typically follow one of two general structure models: 1) the free-standing agency model, or 2) the super agency model. What are the pros and cons of each model? Which model do you think is “ideal” for a state agency and why?
The free-standing agency model in health care refers to the use of an independent healthcare agency or facility that provides emergency care but is separate from an acute care hospital. Easier access, faster service throughout, expedient admissions, and the ability to provide an alternative for those with non-emergency …