Volume 16 Supplement 2

Medicine and management in European public hospitals

Research

This publication is supported by COST. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Ian Kirkpatrick, Ellen Kuhlmann, Kathy Hartley, Mike Dent and Federico Lega

  1. Editorial

    Medicine and management in European hospitals: a comparative overview

    Since the early 1980s all European countries have given priority to reforming the management of health services. A distinctive feature of these reforms has also been the drive to co-opt professionals themselve...

    Ian Kirkpatrick, Ellen Kuhlmann, Kathy Hartley, Mike Dent and Federico Lega

    BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 2):171

    Published on: 24 May 2016

  2. Debate

    Comparing medicine and management: methodological issues

    In the study of medicine and management, there is a strong interest in cross-country comparison. Across healthcare systems in industrialised countries, New Public Management has provided a similar reform templ...

    V. Burau

    BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 2):157

    Published on: 24 May 2016

  3. Research

    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

    Hospital governance is broadening its orientation from cost and production controls towards ‘improving performance on clinical outcomes’. Given this new focus one might assume that doctors are drawn into hospi...

    A. M. Rotar, D. Botje, N. S. Klazinga, K. M. Lombarts, O. Groene, R. Sunol and T. Plochg

    BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 2):160

    Published on: 24 May 2016