Doctors in leadership roles: Consequences for quality and patient safety

Ian Kirkpatrick, Ali Altanlar, Gianluca Veronesi*

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The evidence base on the consequences of medical leadership for the performance of healthcare organizations remains fragmented. Drawing on five years’ worth (2013–2017) of data, the authors explore the impact of increasing medical participation in the senior management teams (SMTs) of acute care hospital trusts in the English National Health Service. Employing a quasi-experimental research design, based on propensity using score matching and GMM system of equations, the analysis shows the positive effect of having a critical mass of medical leaders on the SMT of public hospitals on patient experience scores and infection rates.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Money and Management
Early online date9 Jun 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jun 2023

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