Steve Jacob, July 24, 2013
"Most patients would be surprised by how little involvement their physicians have in running healthcare organizations.
The vast majority of U.S. hospitals are led by non-physicians, but it wasn’t always that way. A century ago, about one out of three hospitals were led by physicians, a number that has now dwindled to less than two percent.
According to a HealthLeaders survey, more than one-third of hospital and health system CEOs said they had no physicians on their senior leadership teams, which includes titles from senior vice president and higher. About half said one to 20 percent of their senior leadership team was composed of physicians."
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