REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69-76

Leadership and organizational performance: Is it essential in healthcare systems improvement? A review of literature


Lecturer in Medical Education Center, Quality Management Department, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Nada Moustafa Ibrahim Al-Habib
Lecturer in Medical Education Center, Quality Management Department, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_288_19

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Neoteric studies have called attention to the prominence of management in healthcare sectors. Positive relationship have been noticed between performance management, clinical performance, and clinical outcome. However, there is still debate related to which managers have to lead healthcare organizations, and what kind of management should be followed, we are now about to analyze. Systematic review of the literature is a starting point to present and discuss the current of information concerning with how management can affect the quality and perpetuity of health systems. Through in-depth analysis of 27 studies, we concluded that the performance of healthcare systems and organizations positively consistent with leadership, management practices, manager characteristics, and cultural features that are related to values and administrative approaches. There was also testimony that doctors who lead healthcare organizations show excellence in performance better than others. Finally, this review acting as roadmap which indicating how do the relationship between the management and performance of healthcare systems, and organizations can be furtherly investigated.


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