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The healthcare management handbook

Author: Keith Holdaway; National Association of Health Authorities and Trusts.
Publisher: London : Kogan Page, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the last few years, hospital management in the UK has undergone a virtual revolution. This volume concentrates on the practical implications of these changes for managers working in the health  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Holdaway; National Association of Health Authorities and Trusts.
ISBN: 0749414774 9780749414771
OCLC Number: 59960842
Notes: Includes index.
"Published in association with National Association of Health Authorities and Trusts."
Description: xxvii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Overview: the politics and economics of hospital management; state and private health care - the relationship; the NHS - vital statistics for hospital managers. Part 2 Management issues: GP liaison; the state of discharge planning; contracting health care; contracting pathology services; managing laboratory services; managing day-care services; leasing vs purchasing - hire services; marketing and market tesing in the health care environment; business planning; financial management; risk management; health and safety legislation; the skill-mix; right sizing and redundancies; getting more for less - unit labour costs; absence control and SSP. Part 3 Information technology: computerized nurse management systems; choosing your case-mix management system; telecommunications. Part 4 Training: which management course?; review of MBAs; NVQs and nurse training. Part 5 Directories: directory of training suppliers; professional organizations; sources of further information and annotated bibliography. Appendices: health service circulars and advance letters; development in the Whitley councils - terms and conditions.
Responsibility: consultant editor, Keith Holdaway ; foreword from Philip Hunt.

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