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September-October 2018 - Volume 63 - Issue 5

  • Eric Ford, PhD, MPH
  • 1096-9012
  • 1944-7396
  • 6 issues per year
  • 1.102

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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