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Title: Is management science doing enough to improve healthcare?
Authors: Garg, Lalit
McClean, Sally
Barton, Maria
Keywords: Management science
Social sciences and management
Medical care
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (W A S E T)
Citation: Garg, L., McClean, S., & Barton, M. (2008). Is management science doing enough to improve healthcare. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (40), 76-80.
Abstract: Healthcare issues continue to pose huge problems and incur massive costs. As a result there are many challenging problems still unresolved. In this paper, we will carry out an extensive scientific survey of different areas of management and planning in an attempt to identify where there has already been a substantial contribution from management science methods to healthcare problems and where there is a clear potential for more work to be done. The focus will be on the read-across to the healthcare domain from such approaches applied generally to management and planning and how the methods can be used to improvement patient care. We conclude that, since the healthcare domain significantly differs from traditional areas of management and planning, in some cases there is a need to modify the approaches so as to incorporate the complexities of healthcare, and fully exploit the potential for improvement.
ISSN: 2010376X
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