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Best practices: applying management analysis of excellence to immunization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15921143     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors applied business management tools to analyze and promote excellence and to evaluate differences between average and above-average immunization peformers in private practices. The authors conducted a pilot study of 10 private practices in Pennsylvania using tools common in management to assess practices' organizational climate and managerial style. Authoritative and coaching styles of physician leaders were common to both groups. Managerial styles that emphasized higher levels of clarity and responsibility managerial styles were evident in the large practices; and rewards and flexibility styles were higher in the small above-average practices. The findings of this pilot study match results seen in high performers in other industries. It concludes that the authoritative style appears to have the most impact on performance. It has interesting implications for training/behavior change to improve immunization rates, along with traditional medical interventions.
Amy Wishner; Jerold Aronson; Alan Kohrt; Gary Norton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of medical practice management : MPM     Volume:  20     ISSN:  8755-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Pract Manage     Publication Date:    2005 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-30     Completed Date:  2005-06-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605494     Medline TA:  J Med Pract Manage     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-8     Citation Subset:  T    
Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, Rose Tree Corporate Center II, Suite 3007, 1400 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Benchmarking / methods*,  organization & administration
Child, Preschool
Immunization / statistics & numerical data*
Practice Management / organization & administration*

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