The roles of leaders in high-performing health care systems

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Health care organisations are large, complex and difficult to manage; the role of leaders and their contribution to the success of organisations needs to be better understood.

Health care organisations are large, complex and difficult to manage; the role of leaders and their contribution to the success of organisations needs to be better understood.

This paper reviews five health care systems that are viewed as 'high-performing', using cross-case methods to identify the key factors linked to their success, examining their leadership strategies, organisational processes and the investments they made to create and sustain improvements in care.

Read the final report from the Commission

You can read the final report from the 2011 Commission on NHS leadership and management: The future of leadership and management in the NHS: No more heroes