A postal survey of all 269 acute hospital trusts identified in the United Kingdom was carried out to study the work of Clinical Directors of anaesthesia.
Initial responses from 163 Clinical Directors and 129 completed questionnaires were analysed.
Four main areas of concern revealed by the survey were contracts and objectives, funding of managerial sessions, access to information and perceived need for support.
Most Clinical Directors had no job description and most had no formal written objectives, despite a substantial body of advice that these should be provided.
There was generally substantial underfunding of managerial hours compared with those actually worked and approximately 20% of Clinical Directors surveyed had no funding for managerial duties.
Clinical Directors'ratings of the information available to assist their decision making were also a cause of concern.
Clinical Directors perceived that they need better networking, more training particularly on human resource management and improved management information.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital, Service hospitalier, Anesthésie, Organisation, Directeur, Gestion
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital, Hospital ward, Anesthesia, Organization, Director, Management
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0408758
Code Inist : 002B27A06. Création : 22/03/2000.