I always asked myself this question…
How many administrators does it take to run a hospital smoothly.
They are apparently employed to make doctors life smooth which leads to better working environment and better patient care. .. well, at least in theory. In practice, things are a lot different.
So, I started searching. I was sure I was not the only one who was having these thoughts.
This is an interesting blog article on that subject. A very short one, but serves the purpose.
… for every one doctor there are 5 more are employed to do administrative tasks.
And, frankly, it’s ridiculous. As Dr. Cutler says, “There is a lot of money spent doing things that in no other industry do we tolerate.”
If you want to find out how many administrators it takes to run a hospital, ask yourself how many work on the weekend.
That number should be just about right.
Once you have finished that, please see this article for more data on this and wasteful hospital expenditure