ERIC Number: ED098879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Decision Analysis in Hospital Administration. A Tool for Curriculum Revision.
Davis, Samuel; Henshaw, Stanley
The "prophet" system is perhaps the most prevalent form of curriculum development; that is, a department chairman or program director and a few trusted collegues develop a course of study to satisfy their personal visions of the future. All too often research into the "real world" experience of hospital administration is not undertaken nor are alumni fully utilized in the total process of curriculum development. This monograph demonstrates one facet of another approach--the approach of a school using the valuable resources of its' alumni to assist in development of curriculum. Columbia University had a highly motivated alumni group who were encouraged by the school to investigate the role and function of hospital administration with the objective of curriculum change. This paper was designed to provide quantitative answers to questions concerning what hospital administrators do and what decisions affect them, their responsibilities and their activities. The answers to these questions formed a basis for curriculum development in hospital administration. The survey questionnaire is included in the appendix. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Administrators, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Higher Education, Hospital Personnel, Hospitals, Medical Education, Questionnaires
Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Suite 420, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Univ. Programs in Health Administration, Washington, DC.