In 2012 Performance measurement systems (PMSs) became compulsory in the Italian National Health Service (NHS). The objective of this article is to answer the following research question: How do health-care organizations set up their PMSs in order to make them coherent with the institutional context and the intra-organizational dynamics? The findings show how the similar behavior of the organizations may be considered a case of coercive isomorphism. This study confirmed many topics discussed in the performance measurement literature and opens a discussion of some new research questions.
- performance measurement