ERIC Number: ED146444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation into the Nature, Causes, and Implications of the Future Role of the Health Care Administrator. Final Report.
Johnson, Alton C.; And Others
Objectives of the project described in this report were to (1) determine the nature of changes occurring in the role of health care administration; (2) ascertain the causes of the roles; (3) develop recommendations for the initial and continuing education of health care administrators; and (4) note barriers to role implementation. Chapter 1 presents a general narrative summary of the study and itemizes the conclusions reached. The second chapter delineates the profile of the hospital chief executive officer, while the third chapter reviews the literature relevant to the research and develops a role model of the chief executive officer. Chapters 4 through 6 analyze data related to meeting the project's objectives: chapter 4 analyzes the results of a questionnaire distributed to a sample of hospital, long-term care, clinic and health maintenance organization administrators, with results pertaining particularly to objectives 1 and 2; the fifth chapter reports data obtained in open-ended discussion interviews with selected groups of administrative leaders concerning changing issues in hospital administration; and chapter 6 reviews the data related to the educational needs of health services administrative personnel. The last chapter discusses future challenges and barriers to the implementation of role changes and educational development. A forty-page appendix describes the methodology of the research questionnaire and presents samples of questionnaire forms used in the research. (BL)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrators, Futures (of Society), Health Facilities, Health Personnel, Health Programs, Health Services, Hospital Personnel, Hospitals, Job Skills, Professional Continuing Education, Questionnaires, Research, Role Models
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Business.
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