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Physicians in leadership: the association between medical director involvement and staff-to-patient ratios.
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PMID:  23138461     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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In a hospital environment that demands a careful balance between commercial and clinical interests, the extent to which physicians are involved in hospital leadership varies greatly. This paper assesses the influence of the extent of this involvement on staff-to-patient ratios. Using data gathered from 604 hospitals across Germany, this study evidences the positive relationship between a full-time medical director (MD) or heavily involved part-time MD and a higher staff-to-patient ratio. The data allows us to control for a range of confounding variables, such as size, rural/urban location, ownership structure, and case-mix. The results contribute to the sparse body of empirical research on the effect of clinical leadership on organizational outcomes.
Authors:
Ludwig Kuntz; Stefan Scholtes
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care management science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1386-9620     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Manag Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815649     Medline TA:  Health Care Manag Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Business Administration and Health Care Management, University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923, Köln, Germany, kuntz@wiso.uni-koeln.de.
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