Clinical leadership and hospital performance: assessing the evidence base

Fabrizia Sarto, Gianluca Veronesi

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A widespread assumption across health systems suggests that greater clinicians’ involvement in governance and management roles would have wider benefits for the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare organisations. However, despite growing interest around the topic, it is still poorly understood how managers with a clinical background might specifically affect healthcare performance outcomes. The purpose of this review is, therefore, to map out and critically appraise quantitatively-oriented studies investigating this phenomenon within the acute hospital sector.
Original languageEnglish
Article number169
Number of pages13
JournalBMC Health Services Research
Issue numberSupplement 2
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2016


  • Clinical leadership
  • Hospital performance
  • Narrative review


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