Planning for strategic change? A participative planning approach for community hospitals.

Abstract

Strategic planning is becoming to hospitals what business case analysis is to private corporations. In fact, this type of planning is becoming essential for the professional management of Ontario hospitals. The participative strategic planning process at Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) is an example of how a professionally structured and implemented strategic planning process can be successfully developed and implemented in a community hospital. In this article, the environmental factors driving planning are reviewed and the critical success factors for the development and implementation of a strategic plan are examined in the context of TEGH's experience.

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@article{Macdonald1992PlanningFS, title={Planning for strategic change? A participative planning approach for community hospitals.}, author={Shirley Macdonald and J E Beange and P C Blachford}, journal={Healthcare management forum}, year={1992}, volume={5 3}, pages={31-7} }