Merging facility and financial planning: a new approach.J Health Adm Educ. 1988 Fall; 6(4 Pt 1):703-21.JH
This article seeks to help hospital administrators and boards (especially planning and finance committees) balance facility and financial aspects of a construction project by planning for each concurrently. It recommends that the process start with formal strategic plans, and that facility and capital plans be advanced interactively, thus maintaining flexibility to ensure that the hospital's objectives can be met within manageable financial limits. The authors suggest that the project thus delivered will be the most effective and efficient project possible within defined constraints. And, once planned, the project will be ready for implementation--false starts will be eliminated.