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Strategic Planning, an Essential Management Tool for Health Care Organizations, and Its Epidemiologic Basis

  • Frances J. Jaeger

Abstract

Organizations charged with the delivery of health services exist in an environment in which no single organization can isolate itself from the change that surrounds it. Strategic planning offers organizations a tool for analyzing the impact of changing trends and environmental conditions. It equips health care managers with a systematic process for setting future direction, developing effective strategies, and ensuring that the organization’s structure and systems are compatible with long-term survival and success. Through the use of strategic planning, organizations learn to think and to act strategically, thereby making better judgments about the future and becoming more proactive in shaping it.

Keywords

Strategic Planning Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Health Care Organization Quality Audit Situational Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frances J. Jaeger
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Illinois Perinatal Center and Department of Health Systems ManagementRush UniversityChicagoUSA

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