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Healthy business? Managerial education and management in healthcare

Bloom, Nick, Lemos, Renato, Sadun, Raffaella and Van Reenen, John (2019) Healthy business? Managerial education and management in healthcare. Review of Economics and Statistics. ISSN 0034-6535

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Identification Number: 10.1162/rest_a_00847

Abstract

We investigate the link between hospital performance and managerial education by collecting a large database of management practices and skills in hospitals across nine countries. We find that hospitals closer to universities offering both medical education and business education have lower mortality rates from acute myocardial infarction (heart attacks), better management practices, and more MBA-trained managers. This is true compared to the distance to universities that offer only business or medical education (or neither). We argue that supplying bundled medical and business education may be a channel through which universities improve management practices in hospitals and raise clinical performance.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/rest
Additional Information: © 2019 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Divisions: Economics
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2020 14:36
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 23:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105014

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