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Hub and Spoke, Health Care Global, and Additional Focused Factory Models for Cancer Care
This case compares and contrasts four different models for delivering cancer care in India and the US. Students are asked to select the best model in its alignment with the Six Forces in those two countries and Africa, to which one of the models is considering expansion, and intrinsic business characteristics. The Indian models are all focused factories, but one is a hub and spoke model, with a hospital hub and ambulatory spokes, while the other offers only ambulatory services, and is located on the grounds of teaching hospitals. The U.S. models are all focused factory hospitals, one academic and the other a private, for-profit firm.
Keywords: Cancer care services;
Focused factories for cancer care;
Hub and Spoke cancer care;
Cancer care in the U.S.;
Cancer care in Africa;
Cancer care in India;
Health Care and Treatment;
Herzlinger, Regina E., Amit Ghorawat, Meera Krishnan, and Naiyya Saggi. "Hub and Spoke, Health Care Global, and Additional Focused Factory Models for Cancer Care." Harvard Business School Case 313-030, August 2012.