A perceptual study of the role of the president of the medical staff.Hosp Health Serv Adm. 1991 Summer; 36(2):271-83.HH
This study examines how medical staff presidents and hospital administrators perceive the president's role. The perceived role of the president is compared to hospital typology as measured by hospital size, technology, and form of ownership. Overall, there is little difference between how hospital administrators and presidents view the president's role. There is substantial agreement on steps that should be taken to increase the effectiveness of the president. A widespread view is that the president should receive formal management training and be an active member of the hospital's board of trustees.