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dc.contributor.authorGoodall, Amanda H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:39:25Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:39:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201107133439en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51917-
dc.description.abstractAlthough it has long been conjectured that having physicians in leadership positions is valuable for hospital performance, there is no published empirical work on the hypothesis. This cross-sectional study reports the first evidence. Data are collected on the top-100 U.S. hospitals in 2009, as identified by a widely-used media-generated ranking of quality, in three specialties: Cancer, Digestive Disorders, and Heart and Heart Surgery. The personal histories of the 300 chief executive officers of these hospitals are then traced by hand. The CEOs are classified into physicians and non-physician managers. The paper finds a strong positive association between the ranked quality of a hospital and whether the CEO is a physician (p<0.001). This kind of cross-sectional evidence does not establish that physician-leaders outperform professional managers, but it is consistent with such claims and suggests that this area is now an important one for systematic future research.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5830en_US
dc.subject.jelI19en_US
dc.subject.jelM12en_US
dc.subject.jelM51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordorganizational performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordexpert leadersen_US
dc.subject.keywordhospitalsen_US
dc.subject.keywordphysiciansen_US
dc.subject.keywordprofessional managersen_US
dc.titlePhysician-leaders and hospital performance: Is there an association?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669637114en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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