Goodhall, A.H. (2011) Should hospitals be run by doctors?. Retrieved 2011 July 8 from http://www.amandagoodall.com/SS&MarticletJuly2011.pdf.
Should hospitals be run by doctors? That’s the question posed in a new report from Amanda H. Goodall, senior researcher at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Germany. According to Dr. Goodall’s research, the answer is seems to be yes. A study of of the top 100 hospitals in the United States found a strong correlation between between high-performance and physician CEOs, as hospitals that are run by MDs achieve a 25% higher quality score then hospitals run by MBAs or other qualified executives. While Dr. Goodall’s research does not explain why this is, the findings are undeniable. Read the full report from Dr. Goodall here.