DANIEL J. FINK, M.D., M.B.A.; JOEL D. GOLDHAR, M.B.A., D.B.A.
As the health care delivery system in the United States has become increasingly organized and bureaucratized, physicians frequently find themselves required to assume managerial roles. The exact nature of the physician's responsibilities may range from the line management tasks of running an emergency room, subspecialty section, or clinical department to the more advisory activities of serving on hospital committees for quality assurance, facilities design, long-range planning, personnel, or finance. Regardless of their assigned tasks and responsibilities, physicians rarely have adequate backgrounds or skills in the various management disciplines to be as effective as they want to be. As concerns over
FINK DJ, GOLDHAR JD. Management for Physicians: An Annotated Bibliography of Recent Literature. Ann Intern Med. ;92:269–275. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-2-269
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(2_Part_1):269-275.
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