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"For anyone involved or interested in medical education, Governance of Teaching Hospitals provides a deeper understanding of how teaching hospitals function and why people leading hospitals and universities do what they do, and it will help guide those who lead teaching hospitals to analyze more successfully the problems confronting their institutions."

"Shows the resilience of these large institutions and their ability to absorb and recover from crises."

"Kastor has provided us with great gossip, complete with comprehensive and detailed accounts of fascinating events, and with an important reminder of what can happen when an academic medical center confronts the challenges of the contemporary health care delivery system."

"John A. Kastor offers a peek through the curtains in his book, Governance of Teaching Hospitals: Turmoil at Penn and Hopkins."

"[A] readable, carefully constructed, and useful analysis... [with] a wealth of detail and a cast of hundreds... Details of the power struggles will prove to be the book's strongest feature. This book should be of interest and value not only to those who are directly involved in leadership roles at academic medical centers but also to anyone interested in the success of such institutions."

"A rich and often fascinating 'insider' view... This book warrants close attention and wide readership, not only by those interested in academic medicine, but also by managers of all health care institutions."

"Governance of Teaching Hospitals looks fantastic. What an important contribution [Kastor] has made to academic health centers. Thorough, well-presented research like [his] is sure to assist teaching hospitals around the nation in their attempts to provide the best patient care, doctor training, and research."

"This is a highly readable, painstakingly researched account of the recent travails of two of the nation's most important academic health centers. The author marshals an extraordinary amount of primary data that paint a compelling, convincing, and very objective account of the events of these institutions' recent, turbulent histories."

"Engagingly written and packed full of information. I could not put it down... Great book!"

"This book deserves close attention among a select readership, especially those interested in academic medicine... Above all, the volume contains a wealth of information relating to two important American medical schools undergoing significant structural change."

Governance of Teaching Hospitals
Turmoil at Penn and Hopkins
Publication Date: 15 Jan 2004
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 368 pages
Illustrations: 15 halftones
ISBN: 9780801874208
Subject: Health Policy