From the September/October Issue...
Autumn’s approach brings a new school year here where I
teach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Like the leaves, the
old course syllabus is turning yellow with age and could do with some
sprucing up. In refreshing any syllabus, one of the main tasks is
updating the reading lists—which means I have to do a literature review.
Literature reviews are popular because both
professional and academic readers appreciate the value of having a topic
effectively synthesized. The good news is that authors, too, recognize
the popularity of literature reviews and submit quite a few for
publication in the Journal of Healthcare Management.
The bad news is that many of these manuscripts suffer from obvious
flaws and are rejected. Later in this editorial, I highlight three
common mistakes in literature reviews that authors can easily rectify.
First, here is a preview of this issue of JHM.
The interview subject is Richard D. Cordova, FACHE,
president emeritus of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. We discuss
hospital governance and the dynamics of working with a board to achieve
organizational goals. Mr. Cordova presents many useful insights, drawing
from his experience as both a CEO and a board member.
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