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The Strategic Agenda for Community Health Care Organizations

Griffith, John R.

Health Care Management Review: July 1997 - Volume 22 - Issue 3 - p 82-91
Hcmr Dialogue

This article proposes a vision, strategies, and structure for the organizations that will replace community hospitals. The vision must embrace health rather than health care, and cost reduction as an explicit, measured goal. Strategies must include immediate cost savings, but also longer-term revision of organizations, wage structures, prevention, and medical attitudes. Structures must assure local stakeholders their voice in health issues.

John R. Griffith, M.B.A., is the Andrew Pattullo Collegiate Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, The University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Copyright © 1997 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.