This paper aims to examine the challenges faced by health-care leadership in teaching hospitals in attaining accreditation for their institutions.Design/methodology/approachThis paper is based on a study of current literature on health-care leadership, hospital accreditation and quality of patient care and identifies the challenges facing health-care leadership in attaining accreditation for teaching hospitals.FindingsBased on a review and analysis of literature, infrastructure, finance, legal support, workforce recruitment and training, documentation and technology are identified as challenges faced by health-care leadership in teaching hospitals. The key challenges facing health-care leadership with respect to medical education and clinical research are found to be integration of education into hospital operations, compliance with all regulatory and professional requirements and adequacy of resources in executing research programs.Originality/valueThis study draws the attention of health-care leadership in teaching hospitals on the challenges they face in obtaining accreditation for their institutions so that they may develop appropriate strategies to overcome them.
Leadership in Health Services – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 4, 2019
Keywords: Patient care; Medical education; Health-care leadership; Hospital accreditation; Teaching hospitals
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