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The doctor-manager relationship: a behavioural barrier to effective health care?

Benton, Stephen and Taylor, Heather (2008) The doctor-manager relationship: a behavioural barrier to effective health care? In: Bos, Lodewijk and Blobel, Bernd and Marsh, Andy and Carroll, Denis, (eds.) Medical and care compunetics 5. Studies in health technology and informatics (137). IOS Press, Amsterdam ; Oxford, pp. 225-240. ISBN 9781586038687

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Abstract

The National Health Service (NHS) is a huge and complex organisation. Within it, acute Hospital Trusts operate within a range of constructs determined by central Government. Organisational success is measured against rapidly changing frameworks of standards and targets. The Griffiths report signalled a perceived shift away from the professional autonomy of clinicians, towards general management systems. This resulted in tension between those responsible for delivering the Government's broader health agenda, and those driven by a desire to directly care for patients.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
ID Code:5553
Deposited On:29 Sep 2008 17:43
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