Abstract

This commentary discusses the increasingly observed managerilisation of healthcare. Managerilisation frequently results in a framework of rules, regulations and accompanying time-consuming forms and procedures to guide decision-making. Although likely developed with the best of intentions in mind, this framework may be of limited value and tends to leave healthcare professionals feeling frustrated and distrusted. In addition, overzealous bureaucracy and rigid adherence to protocols may be disadvantageous to patient care and outcomes. Instead, we advocate a renewed focus on common sense and in particular on a renewed trust in healthcare professionals. Their professional judgement is based on many years of education and bedside experience. Hospital management should once again seek to embrace their expertise, while healthcare professionals should actively seek to regain the reins when it comes to delivering healthcare.

Translated title of the contributionHealthcare professionals back in the driving seat
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)D1562
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume161
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Zorgprofessionals moeten stuur weer overnemen. / Elbers, P. W.G.; Girbes, A. R.J.

In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, Vol. 161, 01.01.2017, p. D1562.

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