Quality and Patient Safety Plan
Buchner, V. A., Schreyogg, J., & Schultz, C. (2014). The impact of the board's strategy-setting role on board-management relations and hospital performance. Health Care Manage Rev, 39(4), 305-317. doi:10.1097/HMR.0b013e31829fca10
BACKGROUND: The appropriate governance of hospitals largely depends on effective cooperation between governing boards and hospital management. Governing boards play an important role in strategy-setting as part of their support for hospital management. However, in certain situations, this active strategic role may also generate discord within this relationship. PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of the roles, attributes, and processes of governing boards on hospital performance. We examine the impact of the governing board's strategy-setting role on board-management collaboration quality and on financial performance while also analyzing the interaction effects of board diversity and board activity level.