The development of medical-manager roles in European hospital systems: a framework for comparison.

@article{Kirkpatrick2012TheDO,
  title={The development of medical-manager roles in European hospital systems: a framework for comparison.},
  author={Ian Kirkpatrick and B Bullinger and Mike Dent and Federico Lega},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={121-4}
}
A central motif of health reforms around the world has been the drive to persuade doctors and other clinical professionals to become more actively engaged in the management of services. Examples include moves to extend the commissioning role of primary care doctors (such as general practitioners in the UK) and the introduction of ‘clinical directorates’ in secondary care. This strategy has been seen as a means of controlling professionals, turning ‘poachers into game keepers’, especially with… CONTINUE READING