New research conducted jointly by McKinsey and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) points to a link between key management practices, on the one hand, and better health care and higher hospital productivity, on the other. The study, based on an assessment of 126 NHS and other hospitals across the United Kingdom, strongly suggests that improved operational effectiveness, performance management, and talent management are associated with lower rates of infection in hospitals, lower readmission rates, more satisfied patients and more productive staffs, and better financial margins. Moreover, the study indicates that stronger leadership by doctors in the way hospitals are managed could play a particularly significant role in improving them.
According to McKinsey, given the continued pressure on the public sector everywhere, these findings should interest policy makers and health care leaders striving to improve medical systems elsewhere in the world.
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