Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Guess Who's Running America's Hospitals

Here's a pop quiz: Guess who's running America's hospitals?

If you said, doctors, you're wrong.

If you said, public health experts, you're wrong again.

But if you said, MBAs, you're right!

Business school graduates have replaced doctors and public health experts as CEOs of hospitals, at patients' expense. A shift that has its origin in the 1970s has evolved into a complete turnabout from the days when doctors ran hospitals. Read the article here. Maggie Mahar, Health Beat, 08/15/2008.

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