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Table 4 Doctors’ involvement in hospital management in 7 European countries

From: The involvement of medical doctors in hospital governance and implications for quality management: a quick scan in 19 and an in depth study in 7 OECD countries

Having a formal management role N %
 No formal management role 165 (9.8)
 Formal management role at the department level only 864 (51.7)
 Formal management role at the hospital level only 90 (5.3)
 Formal management role at both the department and hospital level 293 (17.5)
 Formal management role missing/unknown 258 (15.4)
Professional involvement in management Mean SD
 “How would you describe your participation within the following decision-making areas?”
 1 = No involvement, 2 = Giving an opinion, 3 = Shared decision making, 4 = Final decision making responsibility
  Administration and budgeting 2.1 0.7
  Managing medical practice 2.8 0.7
  Strategic management 1.7 0.6
  Managing nursing practice 1.8 0.6