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Hospital managers and doctors are working together better – for now

 

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Hospital managers and doctors are working together better – for now

A survey from Nuffield Trust finds signs that hospital managers and senior doctors are working together better than in the past, but warns relations have been damaged by reorganisation and financial pressures.

It finds that 60% now believe local doctor-manager relationships are positive, up from 47% in a 2002 study, and respondents are now more confident that managers put patient care first. However, a higher proportion of respondents (37%) now believe relations are likely to deteriorate over the coming year, compared to only 13% in 2002. More....