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The Myths of Health Care

Towards New Models of Leadership and Management in the Healthcare Sector

Editors: Adinolfi, Paola, Borgonovi, Elio (Eds.)

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  • Enables readers to achieve a critical understanding of healthcare leadership and management, enriching traditional perspectives
  • Supports further developments in the field of health leadership, discussing the myths of healthcare management
  • Broadens the understanding of the leadership concept in the healthcare service system, pointing out its complex, dynamic, and context-specific nature
  • Highlights contributions from internationally renowned experts in the field of health leadership
  • Covers many different applications of leadership in the healthcare sector
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About this book

This provocative appraisal unpacks commonly held beliefs about healthcare management and replaces them with practical strategies and realistic policy goals. Using Henry Mintzberg’s “Myths of Healthcare” as a springboard, it reveals management practices that undermine care delivery, explores their cultural and corporate origins, and details how they may be reversed through changes in management strategy, organization, scale, and style. Tackling conventional wisdom about decision-making, cost-effectiveness, service quality, and equity, contributors fine-tune concepts of mission and vision by promoting collaboration, engagement, and common sense. The book’s multidisciplinary panel of experts analyzes the most popular healthcare management “myths,” among them:


·         The healthcare system is failing.

·         The healthcare system can be fixed through social engineering. ·         Healthcare institutions can be fixed by bringing in the heroic leader.

·         The healthcare system can be fixed by treating it more as a business.

·         Healthcare is rightly left to the private sector, for the sake of efficiency.


The Myths of Health Care speaks to a large, diverse audience: scholars of all levels interested in the research in health policy and management, graduate and under-graduate students attending courses in leadership and management of public sector organization, and practitioners in the field of health care.

About the authors

Paola Adinolfi, PhD, head of the Department of Management and Information Technology and full professor of Organizational Studies at the University of Salerno, Fisciano (SA), Italy.
Elio Borgonovi, full professor of Economics and Management of Public Sector Organizations at University Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Managing the Myths of Health Care

    Pages 3-11

    Mintzberg, Henry

  • The Historical Evolution of Health Concepts and Approaches: The Challenge of Complexity

    Pages 13-24

    Adinolfi, Paola (et al.)

  • A Plural Analysis of Health Myths: Overview of the Volume

    Pages 25-39

    Adinolfi, Paola (et al.)

  • Myth #1: The Healthcare System Is Failing

    Pages 43-66

    Veronesi, Umberto (et al.)

  • Myth #2: The Healthcare System Can Be Fixed by Clever Social Engineering

    Pages 67-86

    Lettieri, Emanuele (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53600-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Myths of Health Care
Book Subtitle
Towards New Models of Leadership and Management in the Healthcare Sector
Editors
  • Paola Adinolfi
  • Elio Borgonovi
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53600-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53600-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53599-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85193-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 272
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
Topics