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Case
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Reference no. 673-100-1
Authors: CJ Constable
Published by: Cranfield School of Management
Published in: 1973
Length: 30 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

The case describes the findings of a survey conducted to determine: (a) the attitude of patients to the ''service'' given by an outpatients department; and (b) the efficiency in terms of time with which people were ''processed'' through the outpatients systems. The case can be used to discuss: (a) the problem of objective setting in a non-profit making organisation; (b) the conflicts of interest between medical staff, hospital administrators and patients; (c) the effectiveness of survey techniques for establishing data on system performance; and (d) the broader scale issues of objective setting and managerial problems in a health service system.
Location:
Size:
700 beds, 64,500 operations per year
Other setting(s):
1972

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Abstract

The case describes the findings of a survey conducted to determine: (a) the attitude of patients to the ''service'' given by an outpatients department; and (b) the efficiency in terms of time with which people were ''processed'' through the outpatients systems. The case can be used to discuss: (a) the problem of objective setting in a non-profit making organisation; (b) the conflicts of interest between medical staff, hospital administrators and patients; (c) the effectiveness of survey techniques for establishing data on system performance; and (d) the broader scale issues of objective setting and managerial problems in a health service system.

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Location:
Size:
700 beds, 64,500 operations per year
Other setting(s):
1972

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